Michael Powolny Lovely Vienna Cherub Figurines Supporting Bear, circa 1907

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Michael Powolny two cherubs supporting bear most lovely figurine group, circa 1914-1915
Modelled by Michael Powolny (1871-1954)

Hallmarked:
Manufactured by Wiener Keramik and Gmundner Keramik (VWGK / hallmarked)
Material is ceramics (glossy finish / painted).

Measures:
Height: 7.0 inches
Diameter of base: 3.54 inches

Made circa 1914-1915
It is model 181.

  

Subject:
Most lovely pair of naked cherub figurines supporting a bear which is wearing flowers' blossoms garlands. The cherubs try to achieve a balance due to bear's weight...
The figurines are attached to round base.
   

Height: 17.5 cm (circa 7.0 inches)
  

Bibliography:
Elisabeth Frottier, "Michael Powolny, Keramik und Glas aus Wien 1900-1950", Vienna 1990, page 203, List of Work (= Werkverzeichnis) number 86 (WV 86), Model 181
Waltraud Neuwirth, Markenlexikon für Kunstgewerbe (3), Wiener Keramik / Modelle 1906-13; pages 148 / 49
  

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.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    7 in. H
    18 cm H
  • Diameter
    3.54
  • Dealer Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU101441108744
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