Description & Technical information

Designed by: Gustav Gurschner, Vienna, around 1900

H 36 cm, W 59 cm, D 7 cm (without base)
Base: H 2 cm, W 44 cm, D 17 cm

Gustav Gurschner designed this figure around 1900 and, inter alia, made use of it for a two branch candelabra. The hands of the out-stretched arms of our figures each hold a laurel wreath while they are linked to each other with a bronze ring. At first glance, it might seem as if the ring was a later addition. However, closer inspection reveals that the respective arms and hands differ in the way they are held and thus fit the ring exactly. Furthermore, there are no visible traces that the patina has been disturbed.

Date:  1900
Period:  1850-1900
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Bronze, original patina
Signature: Marked on base: GURSCHNER

Dimensions: 36 x 59 x 7 cm (14¹/₈ x 23¹/₄ x 2³/₄ inches)
Literature: comp. The Studio, 1906, "The Art Revival in Austria", D 68
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design