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Carl Sorensen - Covered Bowl with Bird of Paradise

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Carl Sorensen - Covered Bowl with Bird of Paradise
Catalog ID 1701
Type Covered Bowl
Description Covered Bowl with Bird of Paradise
Stylistic Feature Bird of Paradise Finial
Manufacturer Carl Sorensen


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Dimensions: The bowl stands approximately 6 inches tall, inclusive of the bird of paradise ornament. It is about 5 inches in at the upper edge.

Manufacturer History: Carl Sorensen produced most of his work in Philadelphia in the early 20th century. He focused his metalwork in copper and bronze desk accessories and decorative pieces. Sorensen later became a designer for Tiffany Studios in New York and not much information is known on his subsequent career.

The majority of Carl Sorensen's work can be easily distinguished from other Arts and Crafts metalwork with his use of a distinct verdigris patina and inlaid bronze bands. Many of Sorensen's pieces are marked with his logo of an "S" inscribed within a "C" and "Carl Sorensen" in script. Vases are prominent among Sorensen's work with their flared form, mottled green tone, and copper rings on the rim or base.


Item created by: gdm on 2016-01-11 16:57:00. Last edited by gdm on 2016-01-13 11:21:07

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