Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

"Abraham" Statuette – Joseph Mendes Da-Costa, 1907

Opening: $18,000
"Abraham", statuette by Joseph Mendes Da-Costa. Holland, 1907.
Grès ceramic, glazed. Titled, dated and signed in monogram.
Around the year 1907 Da-Costa created a series of biblical figures in an expressive style. The figures of Abraham and Isaac in the "Abraham" statuette are depicted in a dramatic manner in grisaille shades. Abraham stands defeated, holding a sword in his down-turned hand; with his other hand he covers Isaac's face. Isaac is naked with his head bent forward, leaning on Abraham, and his hands in a mercy- pleading gesture. For additional information about the sculptor Joseph Mendes Da-Costa see previous item.
Height: 24.5 cm. Good condition.
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