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    Posted 12 years ago

    vetraio50
    (751 items)

    Anzengruber again! I found this one at this month's Collector's Fair! It comes from the same dealer who had sourced my other two figures. I am amazed at the quality of the finish on these small pieces by the Anzengruber Studio in Vienna. The hair on this one is amazingly detailed. He has a couple of nicks but I could not resist him as a Xmas item.

    There is a book available on Anzengruber Der Volkstyp - Anzengruber Keramik Wien by Uta M Matschiner. She calls these young boys “der Volkstyp”: they are a series of young musicians, singers in traditional Austrian dress. There are single figures and sets of three, strolling arm in arm.

    I believe this one is meant to be paired with an Anzengruber Xmas tree. I have seen a photo of the pair. The tree is twice as tall as the figure and it makes sense of the pitch of the eyes and head of the figure. He is looking yowards a huge star on top of the tree.

    I believe he is a candlestick and has also space for a match? In his right hand. The picture I have seen of the pair of objects has something in his hand.

    Leopold Anzengruber was born in Steyr, Austria on 30 March 1912. Interestingly after leaving school he was trained at a young age in Firenze, Italy. He didn't return to Austria until 1942. After World War II, in 1948, he set up Anzengruber-Keramic by taking over the pottery workshop of Gusti Mundt-Amann 49 Boecklin Strasse, Vienna 2. He made a go it and the business flourished. The modelling of a one of the Three Wise Men in a Nativity Scene - a Moor - interested him and he began working on the design of many Negro and African figures, both male and female. They were a hit and soon became iconic images of the mid-century period. In 1958 the company employed 96 people.

    H: 13cm or 5.1"
    W: 13 cm or 5.1"

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Thanks Sean. This is the site where you can see the missing Xmas tree:
      http://www.ooemuseumsverbund.at/museen/veranstaltungen/10_anzengruber_-_keramik_-_wien
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Many thanks mustangtony!
    3. inky inky, 12 years ago
      Lovely, I love the colours used....:-)
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Many thanks inky!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 12 years ago
      So cute :)
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Many thanks austro!
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 12 years ago
      I think you could have some fun putting him next to treasures that are leaving him gobsmacked.
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Hi Amber! In constant awe!
      I think I am after a tree though!
    9. AmberRose AmberRose, 12 years ago
      Of course you are after a tree! But, that doesn't mean you can't have some fun until then. Paolo leaves out a dirty dish...little fella is there to gasp in amazement.
      Center piece shot that matches Sean's...little guy is there staring with wide eyed wonder...
      Oh, I am such a dork as I could really take this to the next level.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Got it! Dork no, Hell no, Never!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 years ago
      Thanks to you too, musikchoo!
    12. Manikin Manikin, 11 years ago
      Very nice piece ! Will watch for a tree but in mean time he is as cute as can be and can tell he is fine quality ! Love
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin!

      Thanks too to you, Phil!
    14. Manikin Manikin, 11 years ago
      here is link Vetraio for song it works ok . You can delete this post when you here musik sing :-)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNwkIIYJx8w&feature=youtu.be
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Got it, Mani.

      Now it works for me!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Season's Greetings and thanks to you and Yours, Tonino!
    17. ozmarty ozmarty, 11 years ago
      Jealous ! ......I miss going to the collectors fair and hopefully comeing home with treasure!
      I bet you are the only one with the knowledge and eye to spot this litlle beauty!

    18. ozmarty ozmarty, 11 years ago
      Love to you & Paolo
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks Marty.

      Season's Greetings to you and Jude!
    20. ozmarty ozmarty, 11 years ago
      Hi did you get my email re Toulouse-Lautrec ???
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Hi Marty. Thanks for the offer. No plans to go down yet.
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks czechman!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks JayHow!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks Phil!
      Have a great feast day!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks Justanovice!
    26. artislove artislove, 11 years ago
      well done again but where do you stick the candle though?from my perspective he doesnt seem sober enough to hold it up straight!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks artislove. The spike in the left hand is for the candle. My photos probably exaggerate the angles.
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks miKKo!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks antiquesandcollectibles38!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks toracat!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks petey!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks LaCoursEstate!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks nidionne!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Many thanks ALDO78!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN 'n AGHCOLLECT!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!! ! !!!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RECORDMAN & CELIENE !!!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER, TANNI, DLPETERSEN & HO2CULTCHA !!!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !.!!.!

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