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…
Art Nouveau pendant in 15 ct. gold by Murrle Bennett & Co. circa 1900. An elegant and timeless design with a fluid outline featuring gold wirework fashioned into an entrelac design, framing a splendidly contoured…
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…
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…
Tel: +44 (0)7802 872363
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