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"Mother and Child," Rare 1920s Bronze Sculptural Centerpiece and Candlestick

$7,700

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One of the most exquisitely beautiful bronzes sculptures we have ever offered, this extremely rare bronze centerpiece features a mother with her child standing on her shoulder, each figure beautifully modeled and executed. The sculpture is flanked by a set of four candleholders, and the entire piece maintains its original, ruddy-brown patina. The sculptor, Emory Seidel, is best known for his nude figures that serve as three-dimensional bas reliefs, with modeling that brings out every muscle and curve of the human physique. He was known to be partial to sculpting children, once quoted as saying that ""In childhood the lines of the face are unfixed. The expressions are more subtle, the curves run one into the other. With age come the definitely developed facial planes. The adult seldom assumes an absolutely natural expression when sitting for a portrait."

Details

  • Creator
    Emory P. Seidel (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)Width: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Depth: 5.25 in. (13.34 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastBronze
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865118154512

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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