American, fl. 1900–1940
Wild Boar, ca. 1900-1930
H. 4 5/8 in. x W. 3 in. x L. 5 1/2 in.
Carl Sorenson, working in Philadelphia at the turn of
the century, was noted for his Arts-and-Crafts-style
metalwork. He often worked in copper, making hand-hammered
desk accessories and decorative pieces easily recognized
by their verdigris patina. His small bronzes are rarer,
and they are marked on the base with the typical “CS”
bronze mark and “Carl Sorensen” in script.
Sorensen went on to design for Tiffany in the 1920s
30s, but information on his subsequent career is lacking.