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1900 Paris Gustav Gurschner Bronze Lamp Base

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Posted 3 years ago

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cogito
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This bronze Gustav Gurschner lamp base is distinguished by the addition of "Paris" inscribed in the swirling base along with Gurschner's more stylized signature. The wrapped and whirling female figure is rendered in a manner quite similar to the famed "wind" candlestick pair that are considered his sculptural masterpiece. The piece is additionally marked "No. 54" underneath, and the lamp is pictured in Gurschner's catalog raisonné as being produced in Paris in 1900. Dimensions: 12.5” (H) x 4”(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.

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    wow!!! did some checking !! your wallet must empty!!!!!!!!!!!!! stunning !!
  2. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    Thanks, Sean. Not really. I snagged her off German eBay because apparently others were afraid or uncertain. Did you find this model somewhere else?
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    Hello no ive didn't find it any where else, I ve heared of this designer before. just stunning !! you really gotten a great deal!!
  4. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    Fortune favors the informed.
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    your so right cogito!!!!!!!!
  6. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
    Good things happen to Good People !! Congrats!!
  7. inky inky, 3 years ago
    Beautiful!!!...:-)
  8. fledermaus fledermaus, 3 years ago
    Very nice find indeed! I love how she floats as she is spiraling up the vine form base. I can't remember seeing this base before. I could see a pulpit or pitcher plant type shade adorning this wonderful Gurschner figural lamp base.
    Beautiful!
  9. fledermaus fledermaus, 3 years ago
    Take a look at the bronze I posted last week and let me know if you recognize who the artist is. It is not signed.
  10. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    Thanks, folks. Fledermaus - it is interesting that you mentioned that type of shade because the original catalog raisonné for this model describes it as, "GG-1900034: Elektrische Tischlampe (Nelkenlampe) mit stilisierter Frauengestalt, die den Blumenstil hält, und Lampenschirm in Form einer geöffneten Nelke, Bronze, Mod. Nr. 54 (um 1900)." The accompanying picture shows the lamp with what appears to be a fabric type flower shade. I'm not holding out hope on finding a replacement, but will be looking. The difficulty will be the diameter of the opening that would be needed to fit it well. For now, I have a well proportioned candle in the base that looks reasonably good. I'll take a peek at the bronze you mentioned now.
  11. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    I would add that if anyone has a glass shade that they think might fit the base, please email me. The shade would have to have a tapered fluted form preferably without a fitter ring (drilled hole only) and a base diameter of 1 inch to ~0.75 inch.
  12. ozmarty ozmarty, 2 years ago
    Ive seen another type of Gurschner lamp with shade like mine

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/118332-2-iridescent-art-glass-shades--loetz

    but guess they are not what is needed on this one
  13. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 2 years ago
    Fantastic! Whatever you paid she was worth it, IMHO. who's your informant? ;)

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