Hildo Krop, Amsterdam School sculpture 'Menade', model 135, executed by ESKAF, ca. 1920

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This Amsterdam School sculpture of a 'Menade', model 135, was designed by Hildo Krop for ESKAF in ca. 1920. This 'Menade' ('Maenad') from Greek mythology is a female nymph - in this case with goat's legs and a tail- who accompanies and worships the god of wine, Dionysos. The First Steenwijker Art Pottery (ESKAF) produced fascinating pieces designed by different artists between 1919 and 1934. Hildo Krop made around 60 designs for decorative and utility earthenware, as well as tiles and building ornaments for ESKAF. Various ESKAF designs by Krop were awarded with a gold medal at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925.

Reference
110-5
Artist
Hildo (H.L.) Krop
Period
Amsterdam School
Material
Glazed earthenware
Signature
Eskaf K 135
Dimensions
23 x 9.5 cm
Condition
Good. Three chips at the bottom.

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