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An Aesthetic Movement Pewter Wall Sconce

An Aesthetic Movement Pewter Wall Sconce

Code: 12800

Dimensions:

W: 26cm (10.2")H: 49cm (19.3")D: 12cm (4.7")

£425.00 Approx $529.27, €494.19

A beautiful Aesthetic Movment pewter wall sconce with mirror, late C19th. Complete with pierced decoration of a bird with bull rushes, bevelled mirror plate and attractive applied cabochon jewels and two candle branches.

The Aestheticism (1860-1900) aimed to escape the ugliness and materialism of the Industrial Age, by focusing instead on producing — “Art for Art’s sake”, and in doing so remade the domestic world of the British middle classes. Today it is acknowledged for its revolutionary renegotiation of the relationships between the artist and society, between art and ethics, and between the fine and decorative arts, all of which prepared the way for the art movements of the C20th.

Mirror measurements: H: 30 cm W: 9.5 cm