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This very unusual vase was made in Eskilstuna, Sweden c1900. It stands 5" high by 3.5" in diameter at the shoulder. This handsome form has a classic Art Nouveau feel to it, and the decoration is exquisite!  This vase is composed of a lightweight brass body with a bronze coating.  The decoration is 'chased' or 'etched' into the bronze metal coating, exposing the brass layer below.  The carved decoration is a finely etched work of art, and the overall decoration is exquisitely executed in a gorgeous Art Nouveau presentation.  The etching is colored with varying patinas.  The decoration presents a canopy of trees with tree trunks separating the scenes of a farmer working a field with a sickle in hand, and a lady raking a field, almost like a story board, with complementary vignettes of farm living.  It has a flat matte lustrous patina in deep, handsome luminous colors, dominated in a bronze patina over a brass etching. It is one of those objects you pick up and turn in your hands, truly a craftsman's art. This vessel is marked on the base, but it appears there are letters or numerals in hand script, which are very hard to read.  Pieces are usually marked 'A-Bol Ornamentik, Eskilstuna, Sweden'.  We guarantee this vessel to be A-Bol Ornamentik in origin, perhaps an earlier version. This vase is in fine original condition, no apologies.

Swedish A-Bol Ornamentik Eskilstuna Art Nouveau Bronze/Brass Vase Etched Patina

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