Archibald Knox Gold Pendant for Liberty
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…
‘Lady on The Seine’ by Dietz Edzard*
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…
Loetz ‘Candia’ Vase with Silver Overlay
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…
WMF Flower Dish
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…
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Goldscheider Captured Bird
The classic Goldscheider Art Deco figure “Captured Bird” which was designed and first sculpted by the artist Josef Lorenzl in 1922.
Portraying the young dancer Niddy Impekoven, striding to the left with 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 is a sculpture that always attracts huge admiration.
The success of this model at the time meant that it was made in a few different sizes and this is one of the larger examples at approximately 46 cm tall.
They were always beautifully painted, mostly in vibrant colours, and the dress here is in a vividly patterned shade of blue. She stands on a black oval socle, also supported by a vase of pink roses and the whole effect is eye-catchingly dramatic.
Made circa 1925 and numbered on the underside 5230/1707/8. The vase is signed Lorenzl.
Lit: Dechant/Goldscheider p. 402 – also Pinhas p. 118