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Lovers at the Gondola
Fabulous and very large Marcell Goldscheider figural group titled “Lovers at the Gondola” also sometimes known as “Harlequin and Columbine”.
Marcell was the only member of the family to be trained as a potter and when the partnership with his brother Walter broke up in 1926, he set up his own manufacturing company in Vienna.
This beautiful ceramic sculpture is typical of his very original artistry. The colours are absolutely fantastic and – well, just take a look at their wonderful faces and costumes.
Approximately 42 cm in height on its elongated octagonal base, this is a rarely seen model dating from circa 1928, is fully marked on the underside and numbered 332. A similar figure is also on display in the Vienna Museum.
There is a tiny imperfection to the glaze on one of the man’s fingers – see the photos – which could quite easily be invisibly repaired but we have decided to leave it alone.
Lit: Dechant/Goldscheider p. 547