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Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903

Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903 designed by Gustav Gurschner manufactured by K.K. Kunsterzgießerei Wien

The Tyrolean-born Gustav Gurschner was one of the most famous Austrian sculptors of the 20th century. Thanks to his extraordinary talent and his comprehensive artistic education, he created numerous ornamental objects, sculptures and lighting elements. He also designed monuments and was a portrait artist in high demand.
Our sculpture is a stunning example of a symbolistic figurine with secessionist style elements. The hands of the ladies are raised to a victory wreath, which bears a plaque. Bare-breasted and powerful, the two women rise to an almost adoring posture. The empowerment and mystification of women was a core element of Symbolism and was consistently taken up and used by the Secessionists in Austria. The delicate floral ornaments on the skirts are also very typical and could be found in the fashion of the time. This piece is a wonderful example of secessionist art from Austria around 1900.

signed with "GURSCHNER" and model no. 500B/101

ITEM ID
j-15
HEIGHT
15.748" (40 cm)
WIDTH
7.480" (19 cm)
DEPTH
3.543" (9 cm)
STYLE
Art Nouveau, Symbolism
AGE
Early 20th Century
COLOR
Silver
MEDIA
Bronze

Kunsthandel Kolhammer

Florian & Nikolaus Kolhammer
Plankengass 7
Vienna 1010
Austria
Tel: +43 1 513 32 69
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    Austrian Jugendstil Figurine Gustav Gurschner Bronze Silver-plated circa 1903

    €17,500
    ~ $20,590

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