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 Ceramic Bust
Most busts from the Goldscheider manufactory were produced in terracotta. This is one of the rarer glazed ceramic pieces. Dating from around 1903 it is by the artist J. Louger who sculpted several other figures for the same company in the early 1900’s.
Depicting a young Dutch girl wearing a traditional bonnet and loose fitting shawl, it is in lovely pastel shades of green and creamy white, with just a suggestion of golden yellow in her hair. She’s looking slightly downward and to her left with a peaceful and quiet expression. Unusually, the slightly elongated base shows a lakeside scene with a rocky foreshore and trees in the background, together with a streaky cloudy sky. This combination of the three-dimensional figure and the landscape beneath results in a very pleasing overall look.
Signed by the artist and numbered 2491/54/10, this bust is in very good condition with just a couple of small chips to the glaze at the back and rim. 42.5 cm in height.
Lit: Dechant/Goldscheider p. 361