It closed its door in 1982. They made some nice models and also redid some of the Wiener Werkstaette pieces after they closed its doors.
The figurine is quite large, nicely modeled and hand painted. It's an impressive animal in real life and it shows here as well. The piece is marked on the bottom underside with their stamped mark as shown - Keramos Wien and Made in Austria. The figure is 11 inches tall, 13.75 inches long and 4.25 inches wide. The figure displays perfectly but it has a bit of the typical crazing to the base and a stress crack to the tree stump in the back where it attaches to the leg.
It happens when there are forces in the ceramic working against each other and over time they are released by forming a hairline. Not uncommon and the placement makes it not stand out at all when on display. It looks great and is not a super easy model to find.
20thC 20th century Vienna Elch. If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like KPM, Sevres and so on. Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily!Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.