GERMAN WAX RELIEF
(DIMENSIONS: APPROX. 12" by 10"
The history of German wax relief sculptures
dates back centuries and has been a medium used to
present a three dimensional story in an era long
before film, pictures or other mediums were developed!
In the early twentieth century German wax relief
art had a revival! The post WWI period brought
a desire for romantic and charming works that
people could look at and feel their heart smile!
This wonderful piece dates to this period and
has a most charming romantic scene! A young
gentleman has brought flowers for an unsuspecting
lady and the locals peering through the windows
and in the square are witnesses to this unfolding
A young girl looks out the window! Is that her
older sister being wooed? A neighbor?
The expression on the man's face as he looks
into the object of his affection's eyes is telling!
Clearly this is the first time he's had the courage
to express how he feels and wants to see
how she will respond!