Fabulous Austrian Bronze And Ivory Statue On Egyptian Marble By Bruno Zach
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Fabulous Austrian Bronze And Ivory Statue On Egyptian Marble By Bruno Zach:
Fabulousbronze and ivory statue on the Egyptian marble by the well known artistBruno Zach (1891 - 1945) dating to the early 20th century.
Bronze statue of the athletic male has wonderfull black patina. Athlete is balancing the ivory ball (less than 5% of the overall statue) on the arm. There is acrack in the ivory ball as can be seen in the photosreflecting on the age of the carving but not taking anything away from the elegance of the subject. It is in outstanding antique condition .
Bronze is signed on the base Zach as can be seen in the photos.
Bronzeonly size - L3.25in, W2.25in, H8in. Total dimensions including marble baseare W2.5in x L4in x H10in.
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Bruno Zach ( sometimes spelled Zack) was born in the town of Schitomir, Ukraine on the May 6, 1891 and died on February 20 1945 in Vienna. He studied at the Vienna Academy under Hans Bitterlich and Josef Mullner.
Bruno Zach worked for various foundries in Vienna - and also worked under the name of "Tuch". The subjects of Zach's bronze works include western, orientalist, sporting, animalier, art deco and erotic subjects. Sculptures in bronze and ivory were also cast and carved by him in Vienna.
Bruno Zach worked between the years of 1918 and 1935, reveling in the spirit of Art Deco. Although he executed some graceful moving statues, this Berlin based sculptor devoted most of his energy and talents to the exotic. Zach loved to render his world of exotic nightlife in his work, especially the prostitutes with whom he loved to socialize. In fact, one prostitute with whom Zach was in love refused to marry him, leading to the work Hearts.