Rare & Important AUSTRIAN ART NOUVEAU Terracotta Figure c. Important Art Nouveau Terracotta Figure FRITZ KOCHENDORFER, circa 1903.
We feature a growing selection of Oriental, Chinese and Ethnic antiques. FREE PICK-UP IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA. Up for your consideration is a gorgeous Art Nouveau terra cotta figure depicting a young girl reading to an "interested" goose. It is titled Gemeinsame Lecture tr. The reverse is impressed "Fritz Kochendorfer", along with several other marks including the date of manufacture (December, 1903).
The piece is hand-molded, glazed, incised and painted. It was cast in small parts, and assembled as a whole, indicative of the finest quality. I would guess that less than 25 of these were made, and perhaps no other exist.
Works from this maker/artist (other than female busts) are very rare. The piece is large, measuring 11" tall x 14" x 13. Overall, it is in excellent condition, with some minor issues. There are two small chips in the back area on the wings, they are hard to detect. The raised green feathers on the upper back of the duck appears to have a minor restoration.Also, one of the girls feet shows a tight crack line, just above her ankle. This is not damage, per se, and it appears to be a natural separation as it is where the foot was attached during construction. It is stable, and provides no structural concerns. These issues are all clearly shown in the last few photos.
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