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102627 | SWEDEN. "Vindarnas lek" silver Vide Poche or Medallic Plate.

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    102627 | SWEDEN. "Vindarnas lek" silver Vide Poche or Medallic Plate. Issued 1951 (130mm, 115.60 g). By C. Milles for Guldsmedsaktiebolaget.


    "The Playfulness of the Winds"—Nude male, holding trident and seizing nude mermaid, riding left on hippocamp; Triton in pursuit to right; opposite above and to left, ichthyocentaur left, being wrestled and pursued by two Tritons; hallmarks: G•A•B, three crowns, S, crowned head, A9, amphora // Plain, with blackened tin backing.


    As made. Most attractively toned, with hues of cobalt mixed with some burgundy and magenta.


    Known for figurative sculptures and large-scale fountains, Carl Milles was one of Sweden's most prominent artists. In addition to his other media, Milles also designed a number of medals capturing his sculpted, very modern style. In particular, this design appears at least somewhat inspired by his Europa och Tjuren, a multi-sculpture fountain in Halmstad, Sweden, with Europa being snatched away by Zeus in the form of a bull.


    Upload: 1 December 2023.


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