Luxury Design, Past & Present
Austrian Jugendstil vessel Gustav Gurschner bronze patinated circa 1905 manufactured by K.K. Kunsterzgießerei Wien
Gustav Gurschner is among the most famous Austrian sculptors of the 20th century. His remarkable talent and his extensive artistic education allowed him to create some of the best works of the Wiener Jugendstil, among them the king’s obelisk in Veszprém in 1908, the Emperor’s monument of Hohenelbe circa 1916 and the portrait of King Edward the VII. of England.
This bronze vessel is a typical example of a Gurschner vase. On the upper half of the vase one can see three relief borders with various Celtic knot patterns, triskelions and loop squares. The rows are separated from each other by a pearl border. These patterns are strictly ordered and create a compelling contrast to the other Gurschner vases with dynamically flowing ornaments.
Marked with "GURSCHNER".
Bib.: cf. archive Gustav Gurschner, GG-1905027.