Art Nouveau patinated bronze Vide Poche Gustave Gurshner Austria C.1910
Art Nouveau patinated bronze Vide Poche Gustave Gurshner Austria C.1910. Female circular form relief design, signed Gurshner Depose on front and stamped Mod No 92 on reverse. Measures: 6.50 x 5.50 x 2.25 (height) inches. Gustav Gurschner (1873–1970) studied under August Kühne and Otto König at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, and under Valgrin in Paris. He married the writer Alice Pollak in 1897. In 1898, he participated in the inaugural exposition of the Vienna Secession. From 1904 to 1908, he was part of the Hagenbund, a group of like-minded Austrian artists. In the early 20th century, his work was imported to New York City galleries, as he was considered a significant Viennese artist. Today, Gurschner's work can be found in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, and the Petit Palais.