Gustav Gurschner Polychrome Bronze Female Figure Candelabrum
This polychrome bronze Art Nouveau figural candelabrum by Gustav Gurschner features a young woman with brown hair, dressed in a long flowing green skirt, holding a lotus flower seed capsule in each arm, into which a candle can be inserted. The size of the capsules relative to her body makes her seem a flower fairy or spirit. With these stunning candelabra, candles would be placed on each capsule, illuminating the dinner table with spectacular charm.
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Item #: S-19782
Artist: Gustav Gurschner
Dimensions: 16.25” height, 7" with, 7" depth
Materials: Polychrome bronze
Signed: Impressed "GURSCHNER/DEPOSE"
Provenance: Rudi Schmutz, Vienna, Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1980s
Literature: Similar candelabrum pictured in The Paris Salons 1895-1915, Vol. V: Objects d'Art and Metalware, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1999, p. 305; Candelabrum pictured in Art Nouveau Sculpture, by Alastair Duncan, New York, 1978, p. 49; Candelabrum also pictured in Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lamps and Candlesticks, by Wolf Uecker, New York, 1986, p. 15