Cameo glass vase by Daum decorated with fishing boats, their sails silhouetted against an evening sky. A very effective contrast with the dark shapes and their reflections in the water set against the green and…
Quite delightful oil on canvas portrait of a young girl, perhaps no older than seven or eight years of age, painted by the French artist Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910). Dressed in her Sunday best clothes…
Heart-shaped silver locket by Meyle & Mayer made in Pforzheim, Germany circa 1900. Beautifully enamelled on the face with two snowdrops set against a background that is guilloche enamelled in shades of blue graduating through…
This iconic sculpture by Jean de Roncourt, which is arguably his most admired work, is more usually seen in spelter. However, a much smaller number were cast in bronze and this particular piece is a…
Square columnar glass vase from Legras MontJoye made at their Pantin glassworks around 1910. Primarily of clear glass, smooth on the inside and acid etched on the outer, giving a dappled and frosted appearance. Decorated…
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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