Elegant Art Nouveau sculpture of a seated nude woman with a textile draped at her waist, one arm leaning on the back of a chair, the other holding a lyre. Terra cotta painted to look like bronze.

 

By E. Tell, for Goldscheider Porzellanmanufaktur und Majolikafabrik, Vienna, Austria. Circa 1905.

 

Marks:

- 'E Tell' stamped in the terra cotta on the back of the chair. 

- ‘VII’  painted on the back side of the base.

- Stamped on the inside of the base: 

'3576'

 '159'

   '4'

In excellent condition. A hairline surface crack to the base at the back right corner (very minor, see photos).

 

This specific piece is believed to be one of the models made by the artist for Goldscheider. This theory is supported by the larger size of this piece (this piece is 46 cm H x 43 cm W, while the production pieces were 34 cm H x 25 cm W), and the fact that this piece is signed by the artist but not stamped Goldscheider. Documentation: ‘Porzellan und Keramik Report, Markenlexikon Band 1: 1885 – 1935’ by D Zuehlsdorf, page 447.

 

A beautiful sculpture, classic and elegant. Nice finish.

 

Size:

  Height 46 cm

  Width: 43 cm

  Depth: 23 cm

 

Price:  1900 Euros

Sculpture 'Music' by E Tell / Goldscheider, circa 1905

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