Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
Tel: +44 (0)7802 872363
Captured Bird by Lorenzl for Goldscheider*
This is another fine example of the classic Goldscheider Art Deco figure “Captured Bird” which was designed and sculpted by the artist Josef Lorenzl in 1922.
Portraying the young dancer Niddy Impekoven, striding to the left with her arms outstretched and her gossamer wing dress draping in such a way as to look like butterfly wings. It’s clear to see why this figure is also known as the Butterfly Girl.
This particular piece is in the larger size at approximately 46.5 cm tall.
Beautifully painted with great attention to detail, the wings of the dress being in rich shades with vivid blue markings, the pale flesh tones contrasting perfectly.
She stands on a black oval socle, supported by a vase of yellow roses.
Made circa 1925 and numbered on the underside 5230/702/12. The vase is signed Lorenzl.
Provenance: From The Barbra Streisand Collection of Decorative and Fine Arts and Memorabilia, Christies East, 4th March 1994.
Lit: Dechant/Goldscheider p. 402 – also Pinhas p. 118