Live Auction

The July 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Jul 28, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1000

In The Manner of Harriet Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980) Bronze Fountain, 1925 (Later Cast), Play Days, H 22.37" W 7" L 8.12"

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

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Depicting a cautious girl on her toes, encircled by a ring of alternating frogs and fish heads. The girl's hair is tooled and raked in texture, her face with incised eyebrows. The modeling of the left hand shows an upright, flat representation. Signed, date, and foundry stamped 'HARRIET W. F.RISHMUTH 1925 GORHAM CO.' to the base, alongside model 'OFH' with unreadable fourth letter. This particular surmoulage has a reworked base mounted atop a green malachite base, measuring H 24.75" x DIA 8" overall. Literature: Conner Janis, "Play Days, 1925:3." Captured Motion: The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth: A Catalogue of Works, Hohmann, New York NY, 2006, pp. 121-125.


When viewed under natural light, no losses or notable demerits were observed. With variation to the malachite and verdigris patina. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.