Goldscheider Vienna Mephisto Devil by Josef Lorenzl Model 5537 Made, circa 1930

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Goldscheider Vienna gorgeous rare figurine: Mephisto / Devil

Designed by Josef Lorenzl (1892-1950) / one of the most important designers having been active for Goldscheider manufactory in period of 1920 - 1940 / DESIGNED 1925/26 (= QUITE EARLY !) .

made, circa 1930
model number 5537 / 143 / 8

Hallmarked:
Goldscheider Wien (= Vienna) stamp mark plus following inscriptions:
Made in Austria and hand decorated // painter's and modeller's signs visible, too.

Subject:
Stunning Male Figurine / It Is The Devil Called Mephisto:
It is the Name of Devil who acts in the tragedy written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (18th century): The drama created by Goethe is based on the historical Johann Georg Faust — who wagers his soul with the Devil. Mephistopheles is not only a speaker for the Devil, but he is also seen as a possible lover to the character. [Wikipedia]
This figurine is of highest quality due to the excellent painting and modelling causing the figurine's Fine as well as lifelike appearance: The bearded Mephistopheles is wearing a mantel, a jacket with bloomers, stockings and elegant shoes. The Devil is looking like very thoughtfully / probably he is going to plan something. The figurine is based on black oblong socle which has a backrest.

Bibliography:
Dechant / Goldscheider, Goldscheider (History Of The Company And Catalogue Of Works),
Stuttgart (Germany) 2007, Page 410, Number 5537

Size:
height: 36.5 cm (14.37 inches)
width: 10.5 cm (4.13 inches)
depth: 16.5 cm (6.49 inches)

Condition: excellent (there aren't any damages existing).

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. There aren't any damages existing.
  • Dimensions
    14.37 in. H x 4.13 in. W x 6.49 in. D
    36 cm H x 10 cm W x 16 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU101449746601
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