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GOETZ: K-80 "The Spring"


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K-80 The Spring (issue of water from earth), prior to 1904, Incuse Reverse cast bronze, 228mm. RRRR (one of two in existence).

 

A early composition in Goetz’s “Jugendstil” (youth style) done during his Paris Period in 1900-1904.

 

A very naked young woman leisurely dips a hand of water from the spring located on the edge of the forest. In the background a young shepherdess tends her flock of sheep with the German Alps as a back-drop. Ornate Ginkgo leaves and vines form the perimeter.

 

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Exceptional! At some point, it becomes impossible to describe his accomplishments with words alone. Medals such as this deserve quiet contemplation followed by by a quiet, extended wow.

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