Vintage Grape Decor, Wall Hanging, French Country, Metal Art, Purple & Green, Fruit Sculpture, Home Accent, Kitchen Decoration, Mimi Owc

$446.80 $558.50

The gorgeous wall-hanging metal folk-art sculpture is in great to excellent condition. There is a name at the bottom right that appears to be "Mimi Owc". While references are sometimes more limited due to the pre-internet era, there are at least a couple of other works done by Mimi Owc during the late 1980's. Even though it's literally impossible to get an idea of the feel of the particular metal from which this beautiful sculpture has been cut, the metal is not flimsy. On the contrary, the metal is quite rigid and appears to be very high-quality. Also, it is important to point out that the colors appear to have been applied in layers before finally being covered with a coat of clear. For example, the purple over the grayish-white background provides depth to the pod of grapes making them look realistically "full". The highly detailed charcoal gray and deep green veins running through the green foliage make the leaves look as if they were healthy and alive. The horizontally-oriented spongy peachy-pink frame gives the impression that one is looking into a Tuscan orchard or through the open window of a French Villa nestled into the Prealps of the Vaucluse Mountains. In addition to the stunning depth brought out by the incredibly detailed application of colors, the artist has also made short slit-like cuts in the metal to increase the 2D effect of the sculpture. After each slit-like cut was accomplished, the end of the metal was pushed outward from the back - this is very noticeable in the photos where the sculpture is laying down. Another incredible example of this 2D effect can be seen on the grayish-brown vine near the top of the window opening. The small slit-like cuts at the ends of the grayish-brown vine give the impression that the vine is reaching into and through the peachy-pink window opening. In addition to the incredibly detailed color palette and increased 2D effect from the slit-like cuts in the metal, the artist has also given the peachy-pink frame a concrete stucco and/or adobe appearance. While it may be harder to notice in some of the photos due to highlights from the lighting, the actual metal of the peachy-pink frame has a wavy/semi-hammered appearance which looks very similar to primitive masonry after it has been covered with stucco. All of these design elements come together to give this gorgeous wall-hanging metal folk-art sculpture a country-farmhouse/French country charm.

There is a metal wall hanger already on the back of the sculpture.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the quart-size glass jar in the photos is not included in this listing as it was used for scale purposes only.

There are no breaks, cracks, loose sections, or repair places on this gorgeous metal folk-art sculpture. There are some faint vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the sculpture - mainly on the edges and/or corners.

The decorative possibilities for this incredibly detailed wall-hanging folk-art sculpture are many. The kitchen or dining room would be enhanced by the addition of this gorgeous "Grape" theme metal wall-hanging sculpture. Also, an open collectibles shelf or corner accent table would welcome this metal sculpture simply propped up against the wall. While the sturdy metal makes it much easier to securely display on narrow ledges, the open sections around the pod of grapes make this medium size sculpture look smaller. Hence, it can be displayed at eye-level or lower and still be very attractive to the eye. In addition, the growing folk-art collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this highly detailed metal folk-art sculpture.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeous wall-hanging folk-art sculpture for its great to excellent condition, stunning design features, country-farm/French country charm, and beautiful overall appearance.

The gorgeous wall-hanging metal folk-art sculpture weighs 24.4 oz.

The vertically oriented wall-hanging metal sculpture measures 15 15/16" tall x 13.5" wide x approximately 1" deep.

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Vintage Grape Decor Wall Hanging French Country Metal Art Purple & Green Fruit Sculpture Home Accent Kitchen Decoration Signed Mimi Owc

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