"Bust of Mozart", bronze sculpture | Edith Lichtenstein & Gorham
ITEM #: 007VAP09L
VERDIGRIS PATINATED BRONZE SCULPTURE "BUST OF MOZART" BY EDITH LICHTENSTEIN
Signed "Edith Lichtenstein", dated 1910, cold-stamped "Gorham Co Founders GRC OANX"
Item # 007VAP09L
An exceptional and large lost-wax bronze cast of Mozart in the modernist taste by sculptor Edith Lichtenstein by Gorham Co. Founders in New York. Finished in a verdigris over brown patination, the casting quality is superb with a blend of modernism in the treatment of garments and hair while exquisite technical proficiency is found in the face of Mozart. The work is embossed from the wax mold 1910 to the reverse of the bust, the signature also captured from the original molds over the shoulder while the cold-stamped Gorham marks are in the lower right rear corner.
Measurements: 20" H x 6 1/4" D x 8 3/8" W
Exceptional original patina. "Blue" smudge on left side hair in photos removed after photography. Old scratch to right breast, oxidized scratch to side of nose, other minor scuffs. Cleaned, waxed and polished.