Items Similar to Charming Pair of Austrian 19th Century Polychromed Majolica Wall Sculptures View More
Charming Pair of Austrian 19th Century Polychromed Majolica Wall Sculptures
A fine and charming pair of Austrian 19th century polychromed majolica hanging wall sculptures of an elderly couple peeking through a window, probably by Friedrich Goldscheider (Goldscheider'sche Porzellan-Manufactur und Majolica-Fabrik.) Each wall sculpture depicting an elderly man wearing glasses and a traditional cap with his arms extended forward as if it was reading a book or a newspaper. The other depicting an elderly lady, also peeking through a window, wearing a laced cap with a bow tie and shawl over her shoulders, her arms are also extended forward as if it was reading a book or a newspaper. The male figure stamped on the back "78 - II ." The lady figure stamped on the back "37 - 79." Vienna, circa 1890-1900. Man's height: 16 1/2 inches (41.9 cm.) Man's width: 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm.) Depth: 8 1/2 inches (21.6 cm.) Lady's height: 15 1/2 inches (39.4 cm.) Lady's width: 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm.) Lady's depth: 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm.) Goldscheider Manufactory and Majolica Factory (German: Goldscheider'sche Porzellan-Manufactur und Majolica-Fabrik, (now) Goldscheider Keramik) is an Austrian ceramic manufactory. In 1885, Friedrich Goldscheider came from the small Bohemian city of Pilsen to Vienna and founded the Goldscheider Manufactory and Majolica Factory. It became one of the most influential ceramic manufactories of terracotta, faience and bronze objects in Austria with subsidiaries in Paris, Leipzig and Florence. For over half a century Goldscheider created masterpieces of historical revivalism, Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) and Art Deco. Famous artists such as Josef Lorenzl, Stefan Dakon, Ida Meisinger and the two perhaps best known Austrian ceramic artists Michael Powolny and Vally Wieselthier worked for Goldscheider. Several of the artists who worked for Goldscheider also worked for other Viennese studios, such as Augarten, Keramos or for the German brands Rosenthal and Meissen. The Goldscheider family emigrated in 1938 to United Kingdom and USA. Walter Goldscheider startet a new factory in Trenton, New Jersey and returned to Vienna in 1950. Marcel Goldscheider went to Stoke-on-Trent and produced figurative ceramics for Myott and opened his own studio in the 1950s in Hanley. Both brothers died in the early 1960s. More than 10,000 different models were created over a period of three generations. Since the very beginning many of these won first prizes and gold medals at innumerable world fairs, exhibitions and trade fairs. Goldscheider figures are nowadays very much sought after by collectors worldwide and reach astonishing prices at auctions such as Sotheby's, Christie's, Dorotheum and on ebay. Several exhibitions and lectures took place since the new book on Goldscheider was presented in 2007 to the public: a big Goldscheider exhibition was shown at the Vienna Museum (November 2007 – February 2008), at the LBI in New York (Jan. – Apr. 2009) as well as lectures in Prague at the Museum of Decorative arts (June 2008) and at the 10th Worldwide Art Deco Congress in Montreal (May 2009). From June till October 2015 the Grassi Museum honoured the history of Goldscheider in Leipzig with an amazing exhibition. Current exhibitions are usually shown at the official Goldscheider website. Ref.: A1583
- Production TimeAvailable Now
- In the Style Of
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1890-1900
- Materials and TechniquesPolychromedMajolica
- Condition DetailsExcellent condition with minor wear and old paint chippings (see images). Unlike others similar, these pair is one of the earliest and finest majolica sculptures with fine attention to detail.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 16.5 in. x W 13.75 in. x D 8.5 in.H 41.91 cm x W 34.93 cm x D 21.59 cm
- Seller LocationLos Angeles, CA
- Seller Reference NumberRef.: A1583
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference NumberLU179625437473
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more
Delivery, Returns & Payment
- DeliveryRates vary by destination and complexity
Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.
- Return Policy
This item cannot be returned.View details
- Online Payment Methods1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
- Item InvoiceGenerate an invoice that you can customize and print.
About the Seller
5 / 5
1stdibs seller since 2016
Located in Los Angeles, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Orientalist Pair of Austrian 19th Century Polychromed Busts of a Bedouin Couple
$18,950 Sale Price / set
Orientalist Pair of Austrian 19th Century Polyc...
Wilhelm Christian Andreas Giesecke
Antique 19th Century Austrian Moorish Figurative Sculptures
A fine pair of Austrian 19th century polychromed and patinated overlaid copper orientalist figures of North African busts of a Bedouin couple. The almost lifesize realistic looking f...
Charming Italian 19th-20th Century Carved Alaba...
Antique Early 1900s Italian Country Figurative Sculptures
A charming Italian 19th-20th century carved alabaster figure of a fisher boy. The young boy wearing a blouse, with his pant legs rolled up to his knees and a straw hat, standing on a...
Pair of French 19th Century Patinated Bronze Fi...
Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse
Antique Late 19th Century French Beaux Arts Figurative Sculptures
Very fine and monumental pair of French 19th century patinated bronze figural torchere sculptures titled "La Nuit" (The Night) attributed to Albert Carrier-Belleuse (French, 1824-188...
French 19th-20th Century Art Nouveau Polychromed Terracotta Bust of "Crépuscule"
By Salesio Lugli
$4,444 Sale Price
French 19th-20th Century Art Nouveau Polychrome...
Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Busts
A fine French 19th-20th century Art Nouveau polychromed terracotta bust of "Crépuscule" (Twilight) After Henri Jacobs (Belgian, 1864-1935) version of Crépuscule, depicting a young ma...
You May Also Like
Pair of Staffordshire Dogs, 19th Century with C...
Antique 1860s English Victorian Animal Sculptures
A Classic pair to grace your mantel or book cases. This pair of mid-19th century English porcelain dogs feature the whimsical and charming look, white ground, gold locket and orange ...
Late 19th Century Faïence Model of a Horse
Antique Late 19th Century English Figurative Sculptures
A small faïence model of a horse. Excellent overall condition.
Hand Painted 19th Century Staffordshire Pottery Figure of Britannia, England
Hand Painted 19th Century Staffordshire Pottery...
Antique 19th Century English Figurative Sculptures
An impressively large and richly painted ceramic figure of Britannia, shown helmeted and wearing flowing robes, seated upon a naturalistic mound with a shield at her left side, on he...
Antique Staffordshire Pottery Figures of Rooste...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Animal Sculptures
Ceramic, Clay, Earthenware, Pottery
A fine and rare pair of Staffordshire pottery roosters with exceptionally fine decoration. Exceptional quality and highly decorative.
Pearlware Bust of Queen Charlotte, Staffordshir...
Antique Early 19th Century British Country Busts
Ceramic, Earthenware, Pottery
A very rare English pearlware pottery bust probably representing Queen Charlotte the wife of King George 111. The head is modelled on a square base which is decorated with purple ena...
Early Staffordshire Pottery Whimsical Cat, Earl...
Antique Early 19th Century English Folk Art Animal Sculptures
Early Staffordshire Pottery Cat, Early 19th century. The large whimsical cat with brown and iron-red sponging sits on its hind quarters on an oval base with blue sponging with a...
Pair of 19th Century Austrian Polychromed Terra...
Antique 19th Century Austrian Busts
These two antique polychromed terracotta busts possess a rustic charm, realistically modelled as an elderly man and woman in typical Bavarian dress, leaning out of their windows. ...
Early 19th Century American Yellow Ware & Manga...
Antique Early 19th Century American Folk Art Ceramics
An unusual Primitive American Yellow ware still bank, a seated Spaniel, early 19th Century. From the West Virginia region and decorated with Manganese and touches of copper glaze to ...