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Gustav Gurschner Silver & Bronze "Beetle" Sack Vase

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Posted 6 years ago


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Exceedingly rare silver & bronze "beetle" sack vase by Gustav Gurschner and cast forged by Arthur Krupp K.K. Kunst-Erzgiesserei, Wein in the early 1900s. Dark green molded patinated bronze with fabric texture on lower portion of the vase, while the upper section features a succession of Celtic motifs in sterling/800 german silver. The beetle motif on the front with its feeler forms a framing pointed oval form. Foundry stamped “1604 (possible overstamp)” and “Gurschner Austria” on the lower reverse. 7.25” (H) x 6.5” (W).

Gustav Gurschner studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts from 1888 to 1894 and in Munich in 1896, before moving to Paris in 1897 and apprenticing under the Art Nouveau artists Alexandre Charpentier, Jean-Auguste Dampt and Ville Vallgren. Gurschner showed his works in numerous exhibitions; he took part regularly in the Salon du Champ de Mars in Paris and after its foundation in 1897, in the exhibitions by the Vienna Secession.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Beautiful, intricate work. The decor is amazing. Reminds me of Saxon metal work. An important piece of metalwork from a very important Art Nouveau designer. Thank you for sharing this immaculate piece.
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    unbelievable work! gorgeous...
  3. cogito cogito, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love, ho2cultcha!
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    it takes my breath away each time i see this.
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Season's Greetings to you and Yours, cogito!
  6. cogito cogito, 4 years ago
    Thank you, Vetraio50! The same to you, too! Cheers!
  7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    As always, you've got the best iems!!! this one is amazing! It reminds me a lot of the work of Albin Müller
  8. cogito cogito, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the kind words, AH. I've seen you and your partner's Loetz pieces...I think you are being overly modest. Plus, I love how you shoot your items for display.
  9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks cogito :$ Well, the Lotz items are simply his. But the pictures are mine, haha :)
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
  11. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
    It has great beauty a piece I would love to own.
  12. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 3 years ago
    I had never saw one like this one.

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