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1960s Hans Schirmer Woman's Face for Achatit Germany

$250

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Lovely Hans Schirmer wall hanging of a beautiful woman with swirling fabric about the head, painted in a reddish brown tint and gilt the fabric. Retaining the gold foil label of the workshops of the German company Achatit Werkstätten, which was founded in 1948 by Hans Schirmer and the sculptor Peter Ludwig, who designed these fantastic wall masks. They trademarked a new material, one made by boiling fine powdered stone with sawdust and a binding agent, which was then poured into a plaster mold. After they cooled, the sculptures were painted and/or gilded, then polished with agate stones. The word agate is "achat" in German, which is how both the material and the company got their names. The process produced a non-ceramic material that is often mistaken for ceramic. Measurements: 6 3/4 inches wide x 8 inches high x 2 inches deep.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans Schirmer (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8 in (20.32 cm)Width: 6.75 in (17.15 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. No issues.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU830126609142

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    Ships From: Miami, FL
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