Paul Sturm (German 1859-1936) . A very rare and unusual signed and dated (1927) Majolica glazed earthenware figural sculpture entitled "Tritonen". The sculpture is modeled as a lascivious Triton and a (sea nymph) Nereid.
Paul Sturm studied sculpture at the Academy of Beaux-Arts in both Lyon and Leipzig and also studied in Munich, Zurich and Lausanne. He was a sculptor, medalist, stone and wood cutter from Leipzig and a close friend of Carl Friedrich Chun, the marine biologist. Sturm created the ceramic sculpture of sea creatures and nymphs commemorating Chun's undersea voyages of 1898-1899. From 1908 to 1919 Paul Sturm was the Professor for sculpture at the Dresden State Academy before Sturm moved to Berlin.
Examples of Sturm's works are illustrated in the Kunst and Decoration Volume 27 1910 of Werner Weigand and Klausen Kass. Other known sculptures by Sturm are of Richard Wagner and Albert Konig. The Kunstsammlungen Museum in Chemnitz has an example of Sturm's works in their sculpture collection -- an important collection of European sculpture with over 200 examples ( which also includes works by Rodin, Kolbe, Maillol, Degas, Barlach, Blumenthal, de Fiori, Lehmbruck, Marcks, Minne, and von Stuck). "The Studio (An Illlustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art)" Vol 40 of 1907 also depicts examples of works by Paul Sturm.
Dimensions: Length 22 inches by width 10 inches by height 10 inches