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Pewter mirror by Thorwald Alef

125.000,00 kr

Stunning wall mirror by Thorwald Alef, made in pewter. The design is called “Amors spratt” (“Cupid’s Trick”). The top is adorned with a reclining woman with a naughty-looking Cupid on her knee, who she is trying to fend off. Beautifully sculpted.

Designer: Thorwald Alef
Maker: Svenskt Tenn
Year: 1929
Country: Sweden
Condition: Very good vintage condition consistent with age and use
Size: Height 78 cm, Width 34.5 cm, Depth 3 cm

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More about the item

Thorwald Alef was a painter and sculptor from Jönköping in southern Sweden. He was educated at Althins Målarskola and at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm during the years 1917 to 1922. He is represented at Nationalmuseum, among others. His public works include a bust of Ragnar Östberg at Stockholm City Hall, the sculpture “Musica” at Wennergren Center and “Smålandsflickorna” in Jönköping. Thorwald Alef collaborated with Estrid Ericson and designed a number of decorative items for Svenskt Tenn in the late 1920s.

Literature: Estrid Ericson – Svenska arkitekter och formgivare. Christian Björk, Orosdi-Back, 2011

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