Large original cold-painted bronze of a prying arab was executed in the early 20th century by most famous Viennese bronze sculptor Bruno Zach ( 1891 - 1935) . The figure created in the lifetime of sculptor on the bronze manufacture Argentor, Vienna.
As the Romanian sculptor DH Chiparus as well as Austrian Bruno Zach are far away appreciative as two of the large masters of the Art Deco bronze and ivory decorative art.
Bruno Zach was born in Ukraine but worked in Berlin between wars.
Bruno Zach was a prolific creator of tall, athletic, independent women in bronze and ivory. He depicted both the healthy outdoor pursuits, and also the dream mistresses of the demi monde of Berlin, Paris and Vienna between the wars. His bronze is occasionally patinated, most often cold painted. His use of ivory is spare and always well carved. His work was edited by several firms, including Argentor-Werke of Vienna the Broma Companie, S Altmann & Co, and Bergmann. Works by Zach are until today very popular under collectors around the world and arrive high estimates by international auctions .
Inscription: signed on the carpet: "Zach" and inscribed: " Argentor, Wien".
Technique: cold-painted bronze.
Measurements: h 8 1/4" (21 cm) , w 8 1/2" (21,5 cm), depth 7 3/4" (19,5 cm).
Condition: in good condition