Michael Powolny Four Cherubs Seasons Lovely Figurines made 1912

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MICHAEL POWOLNY SERIES OF CHERUB SEASON'S FIGURINES | made 1912
MODELLED BY MICHAEL POWOLNY (1871 - 1954)

HALLMARKED:
MANUFACTURED BY WIENER KERAMIK (ALL CHERUBS WEAR MARK OF WIENER KERAMIK / WK)
ADDITIONALLY, ONE CHERUB - THE FALL (AUTUMN) - HAS SIGNATURE OF MICHAEL POWOLNY (MP), TOO.
MATERIAL IS CERAMICS (GLOSSY FINISH / MONOCHROME WHITE-BLACK PAINTED).

MADE 1912
THESE ARE MODELS 301 - 304.

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SUBJECT:
MOST LOVELY SERIES OF CHERUB SEASON'S FIGURINES:
1) SPRING (CHERUB CLENCHING GARLAND OF FLOWER'S BLOSSOMS)
2) SUMMER (CHERUB SEIZING STYLIZED FLOWER'S BLOSSOMS)
3) FALL / AUTUMN (CHERUB WEARING A PAIR OF GRAPEVINES)
4) WINTER (CHERUB WEARING A MANTLE & HOLDING STYLIZED FLOWERS: THESE ARE A PAIR OF SPRING SNOWFLAKES)

THE FIGURINES ARE ATTACHED TO ROUND CAMBERED BASE.
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HEIGHT: 10 cm (circa 4 inches)
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BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Elisabeth Frottier, "Michael Powolny, Keramik und Glas aus Wien 1900-1950", Vienna 1990, page 207, List of Work (= Werkverzeichnis) numbers 135 - 38 (WV 135 - 38), Models 301 - 304 |
Waltraud Neuwirth, Markenlexikon für Kunstgewerbe (3), Wiener Keramik / Modelle 1906-13; pages 217 - 219
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Experts of Fine Arts assess Michael Powolny's work nowadays as result of activity of one the most important ceramics sculptors / designers of Austrian Art Nouveau. Most of Powolny's successors were strongly under his sway since Powolny had left 'large steps' in Viennese Art of Ceramics.

The cherubs created by Powolny - many of them on behalf of Wiener Keramik (WK) - are much sought by knowledgeable collectors of Art Nouveau Ceramics due to fine quality of modelling as well as due to lovely and punchy appearance. - The cherubs presented here belongs to the SUBJECT OF FOUR SEASON'S FIGURINES which were manufactured at the Wiener Keramik (Vienna Ceramics) and distributed by the Wiener Werkstaette.
Details
Creator
Michael Powolny (Sculptor)
Of the Period
Art Nouveau
Place of Origin
Austria
Date of Manufacture
MADE 1912
Period
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
CERAMICS (MONOCHROME - PARTIALLY BLACK - PAINTED)
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
4 in. H
10 cm H
Dealer Location
Neubaugasse 40 ,Vienna, Austria
Number of Items
4
Reference Number
LU101441108788
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