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Art Déco Silvered Metal Elephant with Bowl/Ashtray by Hagenauer Wien, Austria

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1930s Art Déco silvered metal elephant sculpture holding a bowl/ashtray by Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Austria By: Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer Material: metal, silver, silver plate Technique: cast, molded, silvered, plated, polished, metalwork Dimensions: 3 in x 3 in x 4.5 in Date: early 20th century, circa 1930 Style: Art Déco, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau Place of origin: Austria This 1930s Art Déco silvered metal elephant sculpture, designed by Karl Hagenauer and manufactured by Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien in Austria, features an elephant standing on its hind legs, holding a bowl or ashtray with its trunk. The sculpture is meticulously crafted from silver-plated metal, showcasing a polished finish that highlights its refined details. The elephant rests on a distinctive three-bladed propeller-shaped base, providing stability and an additional touch of modern design. The underside of the base bears the maker's mark and country of origin stamp, affirming its authenticity. A testament to the professional craftsmanship of Werkstätte Hagenauer Wein, seamlessly blending functionality with artistic expression, characteristic of the Art Déco, Jugendstil, and Art Nouveau movements. Karl Hagenauer, a renowned Austrian designer, was known for his innovative and whimsical creations, often incorporating elements of modernism and traditional craftsmanship. The Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, founded in 1898 by his father, Carl Hagenauer, gained international acclaim for its finely crafted metalwork and unique designs. Under Karl's leadership, the workshop became synonymous with high-quality decorative arts, blending artistic ingenuity with practical elegance.
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