Price: $2500.00
Figural lamp Michael Powolny made by Wiener Keramik and sold by Wiener Werkstatte, Vienna, Austria first decade of 20th century. Figure stands just under 8 inches high. Very rare black and white figural lamp. Stands on oval base with black beaded border. Putto leans one arm on a cornucopia overflowing with flowers. The other arm holds up a torch, on top of which the lamp fittings are placed. Relief modelled roses and other flowers cascade from her hair. Black and white were supposedly more rare than coloured examples of these Wiener Werkstatte / Keramik figures. Impressed marks underneath show the WienerKeramik and Austria marks as well as various numerals, presumably model numbers. There is an indentation and tunnel under the base made to accommodate an electric cord. There is a kiln crack in this tunnel, as can be clearly seen magnified in the ''photos. It cannot be seen unless you turn the figure upside down and look underneath. There is crazing to the glaze, but no chips/cracks. While clearly made to be a lamp, we do not know whether the current lamp fittings are original - possibly something on the top of the figure''s torch has been changed as the metal does not look original. Note: The Wiener Werkstatte did not manufacture its own ceramics. It used mainly the Wiener Keramik, which had been established in 1906 by Wiener Werkstatte members Michael Powolny and Bertold Loffler. I have been told that another artist did this lamp. However, insistent as the claimant is, he has not provided me with any information to verify his claim. Any further information will be welcomed. Another emailer says Michael Powolny made by the Wiener Kunstkeramische Werkstadte. Thank you all. Status: For Sale Reference#: 3408 Condition: good Year: 1915 Title: WIENER KERAMIK WIENER WERKSTATTE MICHAEL POWOLNY FIGURE

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