GOLDSCHEIDER VIENNA FEMALE PIERROT FIGURINE WITH LUTE BY JOSEF LORENZL c. 1925-30 Antique Austrian Art Deco 1925-30 Josef Lorenzl Ceramic Vienna Female Pierrot Figurine with Lute. Has some hairline cracks underneath looks like it was a rare base for lamp 1920's. MODEL 5092/150/12 Hallmarked Vienna Made in Austria painters sign visible the signature Laurenzl is existing at edge of base. Size 34.0cm 13.6 inches 4 inches on base.Hand Signed Lor on back see photos. Born in 1892 in Vienna, Lorenzl apprenticed at a foundry at the military storage complex Vienna Arsenal, where he became skilled in bronze casting. Rather than working in traditional metalwork industries such as construction, Lorenzl turned his hand to sculpture. His work celebrated the female form, depicting graceful dancers.
By the 1930s, both artists were the principal designers at Goldscheider. Notable designs for Goldscheider include Captured Bird c. 1922-often referred to as Butterfly Wings-modeled after the 1920s actress and dancer Niddy Impekoven; the Egyptian Dancer (1922), also known as Odalisque, which represents a temple dancer from Verdi's Aida; and the Arabian Dancer c. From the mid-1920s, Lorenzl began to focus more on nude sculptures, a change from his earlier designs which generally featured clothed women, in dancers' dress, for which he is best known.
Over the course of his career, Lorenzl also worked for the Viennese companies Keramos, Wiener Kunstkeramik, and Porzellanmanufaktur AG, as well as the German firms Hertwig and Cortendorf. Lorenzl passed away in 1950 in Vienna. It is rumored that after his death, Lorenzl's wife Anna destroyed a large number of his sculptures.Most of his surviving pieces are signed either'Lor' or'Enzl', with some signed'Crejo', after the painter who, for a period, worked alongside the sculptor, adding delicate gold and silver "filigree" paintwork to the bronze figurines. BIBLIOGRAPHY:DECHANT / GOLDSCHEIDER, GOLDSCHEIDER(FIRMENGESCHICHTE UND WERKVERZEICHNIS / HISTORY OF THE COMPANY AND CATALOGUE OF WORKS), STUTTGART (GERMANY), 2007, PAGE 399, NUMBER 5092. The item "Josef Lorenzl 5092 Figure Antique Austrian Art Deco RARE Ceramic Female Pierrot" is in sale since Monday, April 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines". The seller is "domoniqujunglin_0" and is located in Sandy, Utah.
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