Title: VenusArtist: Axel SaltoDate: circa 1940Medium: Glazed stonewareDimensions: 14.5 inches wide x 9 inches deep x 23.75 inches highMarkings: Incised signature and glazed three line wave mark: [Salto 20671] with stamped manufacturer's mark to underside: [Royal Copenhagen Denmark].
Axel Salto (1889-1961) was a Danish sculpture whose works have garnered international acclaim from the art world in recent years. In an Art + Auction article published in 2014, his work was stated as having "a unique ability to mine the primitive nature of the material, working it into polished, sensual forms that reflect both ancient Asian traditions and modern investigations of the natural world" (Blouin Art Info).
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