Fine and rare original Art Nouveau bonze and ivory figure or bowl for businesss cards, it was executed in the early 20th century in Vienna by important Ukrainian-Austrian sculptor Peter Tereszczuk (1875 in Wybudow, Ukraine - 1963 in Vienna). 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 stamps of two foundries: Tereszczuk and Ullmann provided (T and U as capital letters inserted into each other and squarely frame) or Arthur Rubinstein ( letter AS). 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 on the back of ground : impressed stamp AR ( for Viennese foundry Arthur Rubinstein) and signed by the artist : "P.Tereszczuk" .
Technique: bronze , mid-brown patina, ivory head and hands.
Measurements: w. 14 1/4" x h. 9 7/8 " ( 36 x 25 cm ).
Condition: bronze and ivory are in good condition, no cracks.