Fine and rare original Art Nouveau bronze/ivory sculpture was executed in the early 20th century in Vienna by important Ukrainian-Austrian sculptor Peter Tereszczuk (1875 in Wybudow, Ukraine - 1963 in Vienna) and strongly reminiscent of similar bronze figures of Russian ballet dancers by Tereszczuk's contemporary Demetre Chiparus. The high point of the work of Peter Tereszczuk lay in the years between 1895 and 1925 in Vienna. In collecting circles he is well-known for his bronze figures , which patinated typically brown, 15-30 cm highly and is occasionally with ivory in corroding provided (for example ivory-carved faces). They are at the lower, rear edge with the signature P.Tereszczuk (single type character) and the stamp of the foundry Tereszczuk and Ullmann provided (T and U as capital letters inserted into each other and squarely frame). As representative of art nouveau are by him not only small sculptures, but also a set of figural over-formed utensils developed (for instance inkstands). His bronze sculptures are acted by art auctioneers European-wide and until America.
Inscription: marked on the ground : stamp of foundry TV(Tereszczuk and Ullmann),signed twice and inscribed "made in Austria"on the ground .
Technique: bronze , brown patina, ivory heads,marble base.
Measurements: h.15 " ( 38 cm ).
Condition: quite good, restored marble base, cracks in ivory due to the age.