Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Austrian Orientalist cold-painted bronze lamp of a shoe cobbler

$ 10,000
  • Description
    Austrian Orientalist cold-painted bronze lamp of a shoe cobbler
    Austrian, Early 20th Century
    Height 23cm, width 21cm, depth 16cm
    The story presented by the makers of this sculptural lamp is set at a shoe cobbler’s workshop. Made in the traditional Viennese manner of cold-painted bronze, the piece is an outstanding example of high quality Orientalist design.
    Three shoe cobblers are depicted working together in a traditional Orientalist building, one covered by textiles to protect them from the elements. The wall is decorated with a large pair of scissors, a tool often used by shoe cobblers.
    In the foreground is a male figure reaching towards a wooden bench on which shoes needing repair are displayed. Behind him, sitting on a bamboo-supported table sit two other male figures. The first one is caught mid-speaking, in a pose suggesting he is excited. On his legs is a piece of textile. The man next to him is seen holding threads in both hands, repairing a vibrant red shoe. All figures are dressed in loosely fit clothing cold painted in vibrant shades of red and gold, their heads adorned with head coverings. Particularly bright are the red headpiece and the eye-catching red feet coverings.
    The lamp is stamped ‘AUSTRIA’.
    Depicting an unusual and charming Orientalist scene, this sculptural lamp is a testament to the impressive skills of early 20th century Viennese makers.
  • More Information
    Origin: Austria
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Bronze.
    Creation Date: Early 20th Century
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17382
    Incollect Reference #: 669631
  • Dimensions
    W. 8.27 in; H. 9.06 in; D. 6.3 in;
    W. 21 cm; H. 23 cm; D. 16 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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