Elmquist, Hugo (1862-1930) – One of the most renowned Swedish, applied art, sculptors of his time is without any doubt Hugo Elmquist. He won a scholarship in Paris in 1895 until 1899. After which he returned to Stockholm. As from 1909 he moved to Florence (Italy). He cast his own objects in bronze with delicate flowers, dragonflies and in this case a stag beetle in curling vines. The Japanese influence is evident, for this country was of great influence for many artists in Europe during the Art Nouveau period. The vase is signed and bears his monogram underneath. It is in good condition considering age. Period ± 1900. Height: 24,5 cms.