For sale is a wonderful bronze covered bowl made by Carl Sorensen of Philadelphia, Pa. A well known figure in the Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the century, Carl Sorensen later went on to work as a designer for Tiffany Studios, New York and Louis Comfort Tiffany. The bowl measures 5 3/4" tall to the top of the finial and has a diameter of approximately 5 1/4". The bowl uncovered measures 2 1/4" tall.
The bowl has a lid that has 4 concentric rings in spun brass finish that are wide at the top of the lid. The lid is topped with a 2 3/8" tall brass finial. There is also a thin line separating the wide bands and another thin line at the outer top border of the lid. In between the 2 thin lines is the standard wonderful green patina Sorensen collectors look for. The outer rim of the lid is also done in the antique brass finish to complete the look. This gives this bowl an Art Deco flavor. The green patina is very vibrant and extremely well executed and covers the entire surface of the bowl. The underside bottom of the bowl even shows this wonderful deep rich Patina. The interior of the bowl is also polished in the antique spun brass finish.
The bowl is considered to be in very good condition to excellent condition as there are no cracks, dings or dents to the metal. The top lip when mounted is nice and even. When you remove the cap from the bottom it is not perfectly round. This is normal wear from use of the bowl and not damage. The bowl does show signs of use on the inside of the bowl as there are some surface scratches and a few minor stains on the interior. Other than this typical wear it is an excellent example. The bowl is signed on the underside bottom. It has the script impressed signature mark "Carl Sorensen" along with the "CS Bronze" impressed emblem.
Purchase with confidence as this vase will enhance any Arts and Crafts, Mission style decor. It will look outstanding on that Stickley bookcase and will work just wonderful with that matte green art pottery collection. This bowl was made circa 1925-1930.