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Pook & Pook Inc. auction house was founded by Ronald and Debra Pook in 1984 out of the Pook’s thriving antique business, which they began a decade earlier. Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Pook & Pook, Inc.’s offices are approximately thirty-five minutes west of Philadelphia, in an old stone...Read more
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Oct 1, 2021
Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American 1880-1980), bronze fountain Crest of the Wave, modeled 1926, signed and stamped The Gorham Co Founders OFMR, 22 examples cast in life-size, 64 1/2" h. This is one of Frishmuth's most iconic works. Gorham described it in its 1928 catalogue as "The essential characteristic of Miss Frishmuth's Crest of the Wave is the manner in which this delightful figure expresses in its posture the moving water beneath it. The wave, only suggested in the pedestal, is made significantly apparent to the discerning eye by the up-drawn foot, the dancing sweep of the left arm and hand flung across the body, and most of all by the down-turned head, so clearly aware of the fast racing water beneath the poised foot. Illustrated in Jean Henry's The National Sculpture Society Celebrates the Figure, 1987 catalogue, pg. 69; The National Sculpture Society’s Contemporary American Sculpture: The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, April to October, 1929 catalogue, pg. 121; Kent Ahren’s Small Bronzes by Harriet Whitney Frismuth, Athens, Ohio Kennedy Museum of Art. Provenance: James Graham & Sons 2006.
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