50.1 x 95.5 x 50 cm (19 3/4 x 37 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.) Weight: 14,968 gm (624 oz 5 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
The oval plinth has an edge composed of scrolls and leaves, boldly modeled and cast in sections. Four scrolled foliage feet are integrated into the border and the half-figure of a goat emerges at each end. Naturalistically rendered fruits and nuts, cast in pieces and meticilously chased, are attached to the plinth with nuts and bolts. Projecting above each goat's head is an oak branch bearing acorns and leaves, which forks into three branches each terminating in a dish composed of overlapping leaves. In the center of the plinth two deer stand on the cast form of a forest floor with an oak trunk between them. The figures are cast in sections, assembled, and finely chased and engraved. Supported by the oak trunk and the backs of the two deer is an oval bombé basket with pierced diaperwork and a cast scroll and foliate rim. The domed cover is chased with foliage, surmounted by a cast apple and pear.