Bronzevase mit Eichenlaubdekor, Gustav Gurschner, K.K. Kunst-Erzgießerei Wien, um 1905, signiert und markiert
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Tyrolean-born Gustav Gurschner was one of the most famous Austrian sculptors of the 20th century. Due to his extraordinary talent and his comprehensive artistic education he created a large number of monuments and portraits. Among them are the royal obelisk in Veszprém, 1908, the imperial monument of Hohenelbe before 1916 or a portrait of King Edward VII of England.
In the typical Gurschner-style, this bronze vessel is distinctly divided into two parts. Its lower part is darkly patinated. In the upper part the vase is attractively decorated with a surrounding garland of oak leaves. This vegetal ornamentation is supported by an arcade-like vault and stands out vividly with its warm bronze tone against the dark, patinated lower part.
The vase is signed “GURSCHNER” and numbered “543/129” at the bottom.
Gustav Gurschner (Muehlendorf am Inn, Germany 1873 - 1971 Vienna) is among the most famous Austrian sculptors of the 20th century. He was a founding member of the Vienna Secession and president of the Künstlerverband Österreichischer Bildhauer (Association of Austrian Sculptors). As he lived in Paris for several years, one can recognize a clearly French influence in his characteristic, nature-related style. His remarkable talent and his extensive artistic education led him to create a large number of monuments and portraits, including the royal obelisk in Veszprém (Hungary) in 1908, the imperial monument of Hohenelbe (Czech Republic) before 1916 and a portrait of King Edward VII of England.
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