Argentor, Table Lamp with an Oriental Lady, Austria, c. 1900

Item no. 303373-14
  • Details


    • Bronze, patinated, polychrome painting, red painted glass
    • Austria, around 1900
    • Argentor-Workshop Rust & Hetzel (est. 1860) – Manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes and crafts metal objects
    • Inscribed at the rear plinth with ‘ARGENTOR – VIENNA –‘
    • Small orientalic architecture with stylized brickwork, two windows on the sides and a window rosette on the front
    • A relief of an arcade entry with fountain in the inside of the architecture
    • Two bulb sockets hidden behind the rosette
    • Oriental dressed young lady sitting on a pillow
    • Dimensions of the architecture: 18.5 x 10.4 x 12.7 cm, Height of the figure: 6.2 cm
    • Good condition
    • Fancy table lamp with removable figure from the Vienna manufactory Argentor
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
    Checked by the Art Loss Register
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    The bronze is in a good condition with partial traces of age and wear.  The lamp is electrified; a bulb is enclosed. The function has not been tested. No guarantee on functionality. The dimensions of the architecture are 18.5 x 10.4 x 12.7 cm. The height of the figure measures 6.2 cm.

    Vienna Bronze

    The term ‘Vienna Bronze’ refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but also rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann. (ala)

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