A truly stunning and rare antique art nouveau pewter vase. The piece features intricate wild roses, vines and mistletoe throughout the design. The juxtaposition of the rose wine with the parasitic mistletoe makes for an interesting concept behind the artist's creative vision. Standing on four feet and stamped by the makers mark (E.F. res) which is the foundry of the Ettlinger Brothers and signed on the bottom of the vase by the artist W. Herring.
A little background on the artist. Elsie Ward Hering (1871-1923) began her art study in Denver, Colorado, continuing in New York City at the Art Students League, where she studied with Daniel Chester French. Ward became an assistant to Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1901 in Cornish, and completed his tomb for George F. Baker after the sculptor's death. She sculpted the statue "The Boy and a Frog in 1898 for the Denver Botanical Gardens. Ward married Saint-Gaudens assistant Henry Hering in 1910. The National Sculpture Society gives out the Henry Hering Award every year for noteworthy collaboration been sculptor and architect.
Circa 1900s-1910s Size: 10 1/2 inch height and the maximum diameter is 3 3/4 inch Good antique condition (with a small ding/dent) *Please refer to the photos
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