Gustav Gurschner

Pair of figured candlesticks, patinated bronze, height 27 cm, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Pair of figured candlesticks, patinated bronze, height 27 cm, circa 1900.

Gustav Gurschner (1873-1970) – Austrian artist, sculptor, master of arts and crafts, who worked in the Art Nouveau style, was born in the family of surveyor Alfons Gurschner and Aloysia Grass. In 1894 he graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Vienna,

In 1897, Gurschner went to Paris, where he became interested in the aesthetics of a new direction under the influence of the masters of French Art Nouveau. His vocation was the development of artistic design for everyday functional objects and small sculptures. He created many items such as doorknobs, candlesticks, electric lamps, belt buckles and more.

Table lamp, patinated bronze, iridescent glass, height 47 cm, Gustav Gurschner, Witve Loetz (glass), circa 1900
Table lamp, patinated bronze, iridescent glass, height 47 cm, Witve Loetz (glass), circa 1900.

The style that we now call modern in different countries had different names. In particular, in Austria it was called the Viennese Secession (from the Latin secessio – separation, care). This was the name of the exhibition and creative association of young Austrian artists, which opposed the routine of academic art. The most famous representative of the Vienna Secession was Gustav Klimt.

A distinctive feature of the “secession style”, including arts and crafts, was the attraction of its masters to decorativeness, simplified ornamentation and stylization of forms.

Figurative mirror, patinated bronze, cold-coloured, height 60 cm, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Figurative mirror, patinated bronze, cold-coloured, height 60 cm, circa 1900.
Doorbell in the form of a girl kneeling, patinated bronze, height 14.5 cm, Gustav Gurschner
Doorbell in the form of a girl kneeling, patinated bronze, height 14.5 cm.
Figurative lamp, patinated bronze, iridescent glass, height 66 cm, Gustav Gurschner, Witve Loetz (glass), circa 1900
Figurative lamp, patinated bronze, iridescent glass, height 66 cm, Witve Loetz (glass), circa 1900.
Vase, patinated bronze, height 18 cm, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Vase, patinated bronze, height 18 cm, circa 1900.
Door knocker, patinated brass, 47 cm high, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1893
Door knocker, patinated brass, 47 cm high,circa 1893.
Table lamp, silvered bronze, iridescent glass, 43 cm high, Gustav Gurschner, Witve Loetz (glass), circa 1900
Table lamp, silvered bronze, iridescent glass, 43 cm high. Witve Loetz (glass), circa 1900.
Figurative lamp, patinated bronze, height 58 cm, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Figurative lamp, patinated bronze, height 58 cm, circa 1900.
Bronze figurative dish supported by two putti, patinated bronze, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1910
Bronze figurative dish supported by two putti, patinated bronze, circa 1910.
Oil lamp in the shape of a girl, patinated bronze, height 25.5 cm, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Oil lamp in the shape of a girl, patinated bronze, height 25.5 cm, circa 1900.
Bowl with handle, patinated bronze, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Bowl with handle, patinated bronze, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900.
Pair of vases, patinated bronze, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Pair of vases, patinated bronze, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900.
Ashtray, silvered bronze, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Ashtray, silvered bronze, circa 1900.
Nautilus lamp, patinated bronze, nautilus, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Nautilus lamp, patinated bronze, nautilus, circa 1900.
Vases, patinated bronze, gilding, height of the largest 17 cm, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Vases, patinated bronze, gilding, height of the largest 17 cm, circa 1900.
Figurative clock, patinated bronze, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1895-1920
Figurative clock, patinated bronze, circa 1895-1920.
Vase, patinated bronze, silver plated, circa 1900
Vase, patinated bronze, silver plated, circa 1900.
Casket, patinated bronze, enamel, probably Gustav Gurschner, around 1900
Casket, patinated bronze, enamel, 1900.
Nautilus lamp with a figure of a mermaid, patinated bronze, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1899
Nautilus lamp with a figure of a mermaid, patinated bronze, circa 1899.
Vase, patinated bronze, enamel, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Patinated bronze, enamel, circa 1900.
Vase, patinated bronze, silver plated, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Vase, patinated bronze, silver plated, circa 1900.
Vase, gilded patinated bronze, height 18 cm, circa 1900
Vase, gilded patinated bronze, height 18 cm, circa 1900.
Chandelier, patinated bronze, marble stand, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Chandelier, patinated bronze, marble stand, circa 1900.
Vase, gilded patinated bronze, height 18 cm, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Vase, gilded patinated bronze, height 18 cm, circa 1900.
Gustav Gurschner (1873-1970)
Gustav Gurschner (1873-1970).
Figured candlesticks, patinated bronze, cold-coloured, height 28.5 cm, Gustav Gurschner, circa 1900
Figured candlesticks, patinated bronze, cold-coloured, height 28.5 cm, 1900.
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