RARE Vtg MORTENS STUDIO Angus Bull Steer Cattle For Sale
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RARE Vtg MORTENS STUDIO Angus Bull Steer Cattle:
Item is in good condition with some minor chips and measures approximately 7 1/2\" long, 4\" high and 2 1/2\" wide. Please see photos for item condition.Below is some history on Mortens Studio that I found online.
Mortens Studios, a line of finely crafted figural sculptures, were produced for a short two decades.
There is scant material on Mortens Studios, making the history just that much more intriguing. Oscar Mortens immigrated from Sweden to Illinois after studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and the Berlin Academy of Art. He opened his studio at the beginning of the 1930s and from there created sculptures, mostly small, until about 1950. (So little information exists about him and what happened after he closed his studio may be lost in time.) In addition to busts and lamps, he became known for companion animals in the later years.
What distinguishes these from porcelain or ceramic figures (think Beswick or Doulton) is the technique: his sculptures begin with a metal and wire frame over which is pressed and shaped a plaster/ceramic mixed medium. Each is then painted and glazed.
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