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Carl (Wilhelm Emile) Milles (1875-1955)

Auction:
2390
Lot:
331
Sold for:
$11,750$10,000

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 2390
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 08, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

Carl (Wilhelm Emile) Milles (1875-1955)
Naid plaster sculpture
Sweden, c. 1940
Full-figure stylized mermaid holding a fish in each hand, and having a double tail, in green patina, signed CM, restored, small nicks to patina, mounted on circular plastic base, approx. ht. 16 in.

Provenance: Descended in the family of Meyric Rogers.

The photograph is of Meyric Rogers in the studio of Carl Milles with this sculpture. This is purported to be a submission model for one of the figures in the Aloe Plaza fountain in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Rogers wrote Carl Milles An Interpretation of His Work, (The Art Institute of Chicago, New Haven. Yale University Press, 1940.) Carl Milles is famous for his work in bronze as a sculptor and medalist. He was born in Sweden and became a United States citizen while at Cranbrook Academy. His fountains may be seen in St. Louis, Missouri; Stockholm, Sweden; and Falls Church, Virginia.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

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Carl Milles, Meyric Rogers, Carl Milles An Interpretation, Missouri, St. Louis, Wilhelm Emile, studio of Carl Milles, Aloe Plaza, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Yale University Press, Yale University, United States, Cranbrook Academy, Falls Church, Stockholm, Virginia, Rogers, Sculpture

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