Vienna Art Nouveau bronze 4-piece desk set with figures of a young beauties. , The set includes an ink well, blotter, paperweight and letter opener, The set was executed in Vienna ca. 1900s by important Ukrainian-Austrian sculptor Peter Tereszczuk (1875 in Wybudow, Ukraine - 1963 in Vienna). The high point of the works 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 the foundry Tereszczuk and Ullmann provided (T and U as capital letters inserted into each other and squarely frame) or foundry of Arthur Rubinstein ( AR) . 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: each part signed "P.Tereszczuk and stamped with liters AR, inserted into each other and squarely frame (for foundry of Arthur Rubinstein).
Technique: bronze with brown and red patina, heads and arms - ivory.
Measurements: ink well w 10 " x h 7 1/8" x depth 5 " (25,5 x 18 x 12,5 cm), blotter w 4 7/8 " x h 4 1/3 " (12 x 11 cm), paperweight h4 1/2" (11,5 cm), letter opener length 11 1/3 " (29 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.