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Sculpture230 of 929Large Cast Iron Garden Urns Planters with putti and goathead FOUNDRY? DATE?Bronze plaque - signed and dated 1944 - by who?
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    Posted 3 years ago

    CanCollect
    (51 items)

    This was a great find. Beautiful Bronze Sculpture by British-Canadian Artist Mavis Ehlert (1922-2007) Ehlert attended St. Martin's School of Art and Chelsea School of Art in England, and moved to Ontario in 1952. Her works are held in both private and public collections. This piece is about 14 inches tall with a beautiful patina, is signed at the bottom back of the sculpture "Ehlert", as well as signed on the bottom of the base entitled "Today's Venus" signed Mavis Ehlert, and then marked "Unique" and initialed M.E.
    I'm guessing that this is from the late 1960s or early 70s, and as it is marked "unique" was likely the only casting done. She was not known for doing editions. I'm very pleased to come across one of her works for my collection.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      BB2 was here
    2. Ilikethings Ilikethings, 3 years ago
      Wonderful piece of art , looking at it one would think its made of clay.. I like the way the details drifts in and out,..& around it ... nice find ,cant be leave there's only 7 hits on it at this time ...enjoy the day/night..
    3. Ilikethings Ilikethings, 3 years ago
      https://mavisehlert.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/mavis-ehlert/
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Certainly looks like she would have fit right in during the 60's with all the burn the bra and hippies.
    5. CanCollect CanCollect, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the comments Ilikethings, I agree on the way the details fade in and out, and I was drawn to it for some reason. It's very different, and I guess that's why I appreciate the work so much. Some of her work is extremely detailed and smooth flowing, yet others are like this, and I think I like this style the best.
    6. PuS31nBoOTs, 3 years ago
      Hello there. I am a friend of Julie Gordon whose mother was Una Mavis Ehlert. I would appreciate getting in touch with you about this artist. Thank you.

      Sincerely,

      Lisa Hind
    7. PuS31nBoOTs, 3 years ago
      Thanks , I like things. I have shared your well said comments on Una Mavis Ehlert's FB page. Lisa Hind
    8. CanCollect CanCollect, 3 years ago
      PuS31nBoOTs, I have been in touch with Julie Gordon, we have mutual friends on Facebook and are planning on getting together so I can view more of her Mother's art. After I found this piece, I did a lot of research to find Julie, and we have had a couple great conversations. Hopefully we can meet up very soon!
    9. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 months ago
      Great piece of art, and hopefully you get to meet the artist , it would compliment the story!!
    10. CanCollect CanCollect, 4 months ago
      pickrknows: I would have loved to, but unfortunately she has passed away several years ago. you are from Ancaster, one of her bronzes is in front of the Ancaster Library. She had quite a history in the Hamilton area, and there are several of her pieces in collections of the City.
    11. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 months ago
      Ah, she is definitely an accomplished person then ,as I have admired that statue for years! Good for you that you were able to find such a great piece of her work!!!
    12. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 months ago
      Ah, she is definitely an accomplished person then ,as I have admired that statue for years! Good for you that you were able to find such a great piece of her work!!!

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