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The Battle Over Taxes NEVER Ends!

June 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

ORIG Antique Etching James Gillray British Political Satire Cartoon On Taxes yqz
The Battle Over Taxes NEVER Ends! Auction Ending Jun 24, 2014 19:16:01 PDT http://yqz.me/taxes

http://yqz.me/taxes ORIG Antique Etching James Gillray British Political Satire Cartoon On Taxes yqz The Battle Over Taxes NEVER Ends!

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The Battle Over Taxes NEVER Ends!

A political cartoon by the famous late 18th- early 19th century British cartoonist, James Gillray. This hand tinted print is framed and under glass, with a label on the back that indicates it was sold by the Fine Art Pictures and Framing department of John Wanamaker of Philadelphia, New York and Paris. One of the things that the Wanamaker Department store used to do was to take wonderful old prints and engravings and frame them, putting them for sale in the store. This would be one of those.

Some things just never change. One of those things is taxes. For some reason, those who collect taxes never have enough, and those who pay taxes never want to pay them. In this picture, attributed to James Gillray, two prosperous looking men are at the door of a small business man, who doesn’t have anywhere close to the same well fed and clothed appearance of the tax collectors at his door. The business man protests that he is being taxed to the point where he won’t have a house nor hole to put his head in, while the collectors below, who obviously know better, inform the taxpayer that he doesn’t need a house. He could move into the garret (attic) or the cellar, but the taxes must be paid, for the good of the dear country. On the right hand side, of the picture, you can see some shabbily dressed people at the “New Brewery for the Benefit of the Poor,” one fellow is at the pump handle, while another has his mouth under the spigot, sucking it in while the overflow is wasted in the street, creating a puddle where the tax collector stands. There is more to the print, which you can see in the photos, but that is most of the story. Doesn’t it sound like today’s headlines?

This is in very good to excellent condition, some mellowing of colors from age, but the mat and print are clean, ready to be displayed. It measures approx. 11″ by 13½”, the mat opening 6¼” by 8⅝”. What a great piece, a reminder that there is nothing new under the sun. Good Luck!

We found this little bit of a biography about James Gillray on the Original Political Cartoon website, a Great website:

Gillray, James (1756 – 1815)

James Gillray was the leading caricaturist of the late eighteenth century, and is generally recognised as the father of the political cartoon. Gillray worked exclusively for Hannah Humphrey, the younger sister of William Humphrey of Gerrard Street. Gillray’s engravings helped Humphrey become London’s leading print-seller. In 1793, Gillray starting living in a room above Hannah Humphrey’s shop in Old Bond Street. He also accompanied her when she moved to new premises in 1794 (New Bond Street) and 1797 (St James’s Street). Gillray appears to have held liberal views in his youth but after 1793 he became a supporter of William Pitt and the Tories. When a friend asked Gillray why his prints were so critical of the Whigs he replied: “they are poor, they do not buy my prints and I must draw on the purses of the larger parties.” Gillray’s cartoons were especially critical of Radicals such as Charles Fox.

Antique Victor Talking Machine Phonograph Morning Glory Speaker

June 16, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

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Electricity Free Music Player In Beautiful Oak Cabinet Auction Ending Jun 23, 2014 18:54:01 PDT http://yqz.me/Antique-Phonograph

This came out of a Doctor’s estate on the Easternshore of Maryland. According to family lore, this was given in lieu of payment from one of the Doctor’s patients.

Back in the days of the late 19th century when Thomas Edison was the technological guru of the day, he was selling his cylinder recordings to be

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used on his phonograph. As we all know, success is a bandwagon, and there were many who began to try to create their own sound recording systems and players without encountering Edison’s patent protections. One of the innovations was the flat record developed by Emile Berliner beginning in 1892 which eventually became the standard for recorded music and ruled for decades.

In this auction, we have an early Victor flat disc record player with external metal morning glory type speaker. This phonograph has a plate on the side identifying it as “Victor; Made By Victor Talking Mch. Co.; Type Vic. III; 11374A’ Patented in U.S. And Foreign Countries; Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.” This is in an oak cabinet with the tapered arm, a hand crank that operates the spring loaded motor, and the metal external horn you see in the photos, which has been repainted at some point to the color you see. The base of the cabinet measures approx. 14¼” square, the arm extends approx. 7″ from the side of the cabinet. The speaker horn measures approx. 19¼” in diameter and 21¼” tall. You can see that some of the paint has flaked off exposing brass color beneath, and there are some dings and dents all over. But the original label has been masked during the painting process, leaving it visible. The crank will wind up the motor and the turntable will turn, but the stopper needs a new part. The speed knob is the oldest style, according to the Victor- Victrola website. (A Great website where we drew most of our information.) The sound arm does not have a needle, but the physics of the machine are such that you can hear sound amplified through the speaker when we rubbed a finger against the No. 2 reproducer. One of the screws holding the plate where the crank enters the cabinet is not original. And the finish of the wood could use some tender loving care after nearly a century of life. Some oxidation is visible on the nickel plating, but overall it is in generally good condition for its age.

Interestingly, when doing research for this Victor Talking Machine, we learned that the steel needles needed should be used for a single play and thrown away. This was to preserve the record. The needle would become dull that quickly, but that was by design. Reusing a steel needle would wear out the record. Later manufacturing methods were developed to make the two parts more compatible. A newer record should not be played with the heavy arm of this machine; it will damage the record.

Museum Quality African Artifacts Up For Auction

June 6, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique 30 Inch African Sculpture Yoruba Statue Seed Bead Face Clothes Hair
Cowrie Shells Dangle From Her ‘Hair’-So Cool! http://yqz.me/African-artifacts
Auction Start Jun 07, 2014 19:10:01 PDT and Ends June 17, 19:10:01 PDT

African artifacts. They range from tourist pieces to museum quality items. We are not experts in this area, but we can read labels on some of them and match others online. If we get something wrong, just let us know and we will try and post it here so everyone can see. We are putting them up in separate auctions over the next few weeks. Check back regularly to see what we get up. GOOD LUCK!!

This piece is a sculpture covered in multiple colors of seed beads, which was identified to us as being from Nigeria, the Yoruba tribe. You can see

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that this depicts a woman holding a covered dish in her hands. She is mounted on a base that measures approx. 5½” by 6″, and she stands approx. 30″ tall. You can see that this is old, lots of years of discoloration and dust, not to mention small spots where beads have fallen off over the years. The hair is covered in slightly larger beads, creating the illusion of plaited hair. The braids at the front have cowrie shells at the ends. Please see photos for what we lack words to describe, and feel free to ask questions. Good Luck!

We found this on the Zyama website, a great website on African art, about the Yoruba people:

The Yoruba people, numbering over 12 million, are the largest nation in Africa with an art-producing tradition. Most of them live in southwest Nigeria, with considerable communities further west in the Republic of Benin and in Togo. They are divided into approximately twenty separate subgroups, which were traditionally autonomous kingdoms. Excavation at Ife of life-sized bronze and terracotta heads and full-length figures of royalty and their attendants have startled the world, surpassing in their portrait-like naturalism everything previously known from Africa. The cultural and artistic roots of the Ife masters of the Classical Period (ca. 1050—1500) lie in the more ancient cultural center of Nok to the northeast, though the precise nature of this link remains obscure.

Now two-third of the Yoruba are farmers. Even if they live in the city, they keep a hut close to the fields; they grow corn, beans, cassava, yams, peanuts, coffee, and bananas. It is they who control the markets — along with the merchants and artisans: blacksmiths, copper workers, embroiderers, and wood sculptors, trades handed down from generation to generation.

The Yoruba gods form a true pantheon; the creator god, Olodumare, reigns over almost four hundred orisha (deities) and nature spirits who live among the rocks, trees, and rivers. Their figures, more often of Shango (also spelled Sango and Sagoe), deity of thunder and lightning are carved from wood and kept in shrines. Sculptors have studios in which apprentices learn the techniques of the master and his stylistic preferences. Throughout Yorubaland, human figures are represented in a fundamentally naturalistic way, except for bulging eyes; flat, protruding, and usually parallel lips; and stylized ears. Within the basic canon of Yoruba sculpture, many local styles can be distinguished, down to the hand of the individual artist. Today, Nigeria is structured by a number of cults. The Gelede cult pays homage to the power of elderly women. During Gelede festivities, helmet masks carved in the form of a human face are worn. On top of the head there is either an elaborate coiffure or a carved representation of a human activity. The masks of the Epa cult, which is connected with both the ancestors and agriculture, vary enormously according to the town in which they appear. The mask proper, roughly globular, has highly stylized features that vary little; but the superstructure, which may be four feet or more in height, is often of very great complexity. Generally, they are worn during funerals or rites of passage ceremonies and characteristically they are composed of many elements – usually a human-face helmet mask topped by an elaborate standing figure. When not worn, these masks are kept in shrines where they are honored with libations and prayers. The Ogboni society brass figures, called Edan, are cast in pairs and attached to spikes and a chain runs from head to head to join the pair. They are worn over the shoulders of Ogboni members as sign of office or as an amulet. Large brass figures, called onile, are carved as a pair and represent the male and female aspects of Ile, the earth Goddess. A variety of palm nut containers used for divination are made with caryatides depicting women. Societies and cults still hold celebrations today during the many masked festivities in which costumes of fiber or fabric, masks, music, and dance form one interlocking whole. The most widely distributed cult is of twins, ibeji, whose birth among the Yoruba is unusually frequent. An ibeji statuette is to be made, if one twin died; this ibeji remained with the surviving twin and was treated, fed, and washed as a living child. Their effigies, made on the instructions of the oracle, are among the most numerous of all classes of African sculpture. The equestrian figure is a common theme in Yoruba wood sculpture. It reflects the importance of the cavalry in the campaigns of the kings who created the Oyo Empire as early as the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Only Yoruba chiefs and their personal retainers were privileged to use the horse. Nevertheless, the rider and the horse remained an important social symbol and offered an exciting subject for artistic imagination and skill. The diminutive animal and the dwarfish legs of the horseman are typical for this type of figures. Carved doors and house posts are found in shrines and palaces and in the houses of important men. Fulfilling purely secular functions are bowls for kola nuts, offered in welcoming a guest; ayo boards for the game, known also as wari, played with seeds or pebbles in two rows of cuplike depressions; and stools, spoons, combs, and heddle pulleys. Additional important arts include pottery, weaving, beadworking and metalsmithing.

Teapot Made From A Wheat Penny

May 28, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique Copper Miniature Teapot Made from Old Coin Penny One Cent Charm COOL yqz

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We have something really special in this auction, it is a miniature antique teapot made from an old wheat penny. The handle swings back and forth and you can still read “CENT” on the bottom of the teapot from the original penny. What a cool item to stumble upon. It measures approx. 3/4″ tall with the handle up and 5/8″ from the tip of the spout to the back of the pot. This can be used as a charm or just a collectors piece, either way, it is a tiny treasure.
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WWII Bronze Star & Purple Heart Case Named Lot Eugene Carey Maryland

May 25, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

WWII Bronze Star & Purple Heart Case Named Lot Eugene Carey Maryland To View Auction: http://yqz.me/purple-heart
Honoring One Of Americas Finest Auction Ending June 2, 2014 18:50:01 PDT

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Purple Heart and WWII Bronze Star
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To our friends and family on Memorial Day, Have a safe and comforting day and remember to give thanks to those who’ve fought for our Freedoms.

In this auction we have a WWII lot. It contains an engraved bronze star and coffin style box. There is also a coffin style box for a purple heart.

Ebay rules only allow us to sell the purple heart box so this auction is for the box only. You get everything in the photos.

The bronze star bears the name of Eugene M. Carey. We found him to be from Baltimore, MD. The letter included says, “Dear Mom, Here is my Purple Heart. I want you to have it. Love, Gene”. What a sweet sentiment. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK. You get everything in the photos. Good Luck!

Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 8 oz in a 12 x 10 x 10 box.

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History of the purple heart from http://www.thepurpleheart.com/

The award known as the Purple Heart has a history that reaches back to the waning days of the American Revolution. The Continental Congress had forbidden General George Washington from granting commissions and promotions in rank to recognize merit. Yet Washington wanted to honor merit, particularly among the enlisted soldiers. On August 7, 1782, his general orders established the Badge of Military Merit:

“… The General ever desirous to cherish virtuous ambition in his soldiers, as well as to foster and encourage every species of Military merit directs whenever any singularly meritorious action is performed, the author of it shall be permitted to wear on his facings, over his left breast, the figure of a heart in purple cloth or silk edged with narrow lace or binding.”
This award was open only to enlisted men and granted them the distinction of being permitted to pass all guards and sentinels as could commissioned-officers. The names of the recipients were to have been kept in a “Book of Merit” (which has never been recovered). At the present time there are three known recipients of the Badge of Military Merit: Sergeant Elijah Churchill, 2nd Continental Dragoons; Sergeant William Brown, 5th and Sergeant Daniel Bissel, 2nd Connecticut Continental Line Infantry.

Washington stated that the award was to be a permanent one, but once the Revolution ended, the Badge of Merit was all but forgotten until the 20th century.

General John J. “Blackjack” Pershing suggested a need for an award for merit in 1918, but it was not until 1932 that the Purple Heart was created in recognition of Washington’s ideals and for the bicentennial of his birth. General Order No.3 announced the establishment of the award:
“…By order of the President of the United States, the Purple Heart, established by General George Washington at Newburgh, August 7, 1782, during the War of the Revolution is hereby revived out of respect to his memory and military achievements.

By order of the Secretary of War:
Douglas MacArthur
General, Chief of Staff

On May 28, 1932, 138 World War I veterans were conferred their Purple Hearts at Temple Hill, in New Windsor, NY. Temple Hill was the site of the New

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Windsor Cantonment, which was the final encampment of the Continental Army in the winter of 1782-1783. Today, the National Purple Heart continues the tradition begun here in 1932, of honoring veterans who have earned the Purple Heart.
The Purple Heart has undergone many changes with respect to the criteria for being awarded. At first, the Purple Heart was exclusively awarded to Army and Army Air Corps personnel and could not be awarded posthumously to the next of kin. In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order allowing the Navy to award the Purple Heart to Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel. Also in that year, the Purple Heart was made available for posthumous award to any member of the military killed on or after December 7, 1941.

Originally the Purple Heart was awarded for meritorious service. Being wounded was one portion of consideration for merit. With the creation of the Legion of Merit in 1942, the award of the Purple Heart for meritorious service became unnecessary and was therefore discontinued. The Purple Heart, per regulation is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after April 5, 1917 has been wounded, killed, or has died after being wounded.

Antique WEST POINT CADETS

May 15, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique WEST POINT CADETS SUMMER DRESS Pre-War Britain Soldiers #299 Org Box yqz
1905 English Registry Number 459993 GREAT SET!!!!!
Auction Ending (May 25, 2014 19:12:01 PDT)

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What a find! In this auction we have a very nice original box of eight old metal Britains toy, U.S.A. Forces, WEST POINT CADETS SUMMER DRESS figures. The end of the box reads “U.S.A. CADETS No. 299. It has on the cover the English Registry Number 459993, which dates these to 1905 for design. Each figure measures approximately 2 3/8″ tall (to the tip of the hat, excluding the moveable arm with

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rifle) and are marked on the underside of the bases: BRITAINS LTD / COPYRIGHT / MADE IN ENGLAND / PROPRIETORS. We find them in good condition with no cracks, breaks, or touch-ups or repairs. Due note that one soldier’s arm is loose on the socket and can come off, not damaged, the hole was cast slightly large. There is some age wear to the thick, shiny original factory paint on most of the rifles, some on the white trousers and some to three of the green bases. The box measures approximately 14 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ x 1 1/4″. They are fresh from the attic of a home on the Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Good luck.

Britains toy brand from wiki:

Britains is a toy company known for its diecast lead soldiers, but the company also diversified into other associated toys such as diecast zamac military trucks and agriculture vehicles.

History

The W. Britain brand name of toy and collectible soldiers is derived from a company founded by William Britain Jr., a British toy manufacturer, who in 1893 invented the process of hollow casting in lead, and revolutionized the production of toy soldiers. The company quickly became the industry leader, and was imitated by many other companies, such as Hanks Bros. and John Hill and Co. The style and scale of Britain’s figures became the industry standard for toy soldiers for many years.

In 1907 the family proprietorship, William Britain & Sons, incorporated as Britains, Ltd. The Britain family controlled the firm until 1984 when it was sold to a British conglomerate, Dobson Park Industries. They combined the operations with an existing line of toys and renamed the company Britains Petite, Ltd. During the first half of the 20th century, Britains expanded its range and market. By 1931 the firm employed 450 at its London factory. The catalogue had expanded to 435 sets and twenty million models a year were being produced.

In the early 1950s Britains was associated with W. Horton Toys and Games which made the diecast Lilliput ranges of small-scale rather generic cars and trucks and other vehicles. Later, Britains acquired Herald Miniatures, plastic figures designed by Roy Selwyn-Smith. The company was also known for its American Revolutionary War soldiers.

Also in early 1950s, one of the first Britains vehicles was a Bluebird land speed record car of famed driver Sir Malcolm Campbell. It had a removable body and the box showed a detailed cut-away illustration of the car.

Art Deco Lady Face Mask Wall Sconce Light 1930’s Figural Egyptian

April 28, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Pair Art Deco Lady Face Mask Wall Sconce Light 1930’s Figural Egyptian NR yqz
Form And FUNction Come Together! http://yqz.me/1930-Egyptian
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We have a pair of lady face wall sconces. These pieces are marked on the back “118 P”, but that is the only mark. They feature the lovely face of an Egyptian lady, with a head dress that flows down her back. The silver faces are rather stoic, and the light shines through her eyes with an ominous glow. These metal works are wall ready and could be easily rewired to be directly mounted to an existing wall sconce. As it stands they are wired in tandem with one plug and switch. They measure approx. 6″ x 8″ x 3 1/2″. Good Luck!

Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 8 lbs 8 oz in a 12 x 12 x 12 box.

First of Many MontBlanc Fountain Pens

April 17, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

MontBlanc Meisterstuck 149 LeGrande Fountain Pen 18k Gold Nib yqz

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Original Box With Manual! Work Of Art!

In this auction we have a piece of writing history! This is the Meisterstück 149 LeGrande Fountain Pen from MontBlanc, arguably the ULTIMATE symbol for writing culture and the style icon for perfect timeless design. This is considered the world’s most celebrated writing instrument of all time. This piece features a black precious resin with gold-plated details. The tips bears the white star emblem and it is finished with a handcrafted gold nib. This has all evolved into a design icon for Mont Blanc. The gold-plated ring on the cap is marked with model number 149, this was the first Meisterstuck model produced in 1924. The gold and silver nib is marked with the number 750 and it is also marked with the number 4810 which is the height of the actual mountain Mont Blanc. The 4810 marking began in 1929 and became a characteristic of the company thereafter. This piece is intricate and beautiful right down to the scrollwork on the nib itself. We are including a little bit about the company below for anyone interested. This piece is in excellent vintage condition with only some light signs of wear. It, according to the original MontBlanc box that it is in, may have been part of a pen/pencil set. This is a piston fill pen with black threads that seems, as far as we can tell, to be functional. We are NOT pen experts however, and we do not have an ink well to really test it out. This measures approx. 8″ x 3″ x 1 1/2″. Good Luck!

Here is a bit about Mont Blanc:

Founded by the stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, the banker Alfred Nehemias and the engineer August Eberstein in 1906, the company began as the Simplo Filler Pen company producing up-market pens in the Schanzen district of Hamburg. Their first model was the Rouge et Noir in 1909 followed in 1910 by the pen that was later to give the company its new name, Montblanc. The Meisterstück name (English: “Masterpiece”, the name used for export) was used for the first time in 1924, for the top lines of fountain pens. Today, the Montblanc brand is on other goods besides pens, including watches, jewelry, fragrances, leather goods and eye wear.

The company was acquired by Dunhill in 1977, following which lower price pens were dropped and the brand was used on a wide range of luxury goods other than pens.

Today Montblanc forms part of the Richemont group. Its sister companies include luxury brands Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chloé, and Baume et Mercier. Montblanc is owned, through Richemont, by the South African Rupert Family.

RARE Boch Keramis Elephant Vase

April 16, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.

Antique c 1899 Art Deco RARE Boch Keramis Elephant Vase Charles

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Ceramic Vase W/ Embossed Elephants and Palm Trees…Auction Ending 04.22.14 10:14 PM EST

 

In this auction we an antique Art Deco Boch Freres Keramis Elephant vase from 1890-1910. The stylish design of this vase was attributed to Charles Catteau. Born at Douai, Charles Catteau trained at the National Ceramics School in Sèvres and followed a training course at the National Porcelain Factory in the same town. In 1904, Catteau was hired by the German Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory, near Munich. In December 1906 he moved to La Louvière with his small family and started to work for Boch Frères Keramis, a Belgian earthenware factory located in La Louvière since the 19th Century.

This dapper vase is in good to excellent condition with some crazing but no cracks to be found. It is marked on the bottom with the ”

stamp which helped us date it 1890-1910. This exquisite piece measures approximately 11 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ in diameter. This is really a gorgeous vase. Good luck.

HUGE Antique Art Nouveau Nude Figural Bronze Lamp

April 10, 2014 by Estate Auctions Inc.
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HUGE Antique Art Nouveau Nude Figural Bronze Lamp Leaded Glass Globe 207 Pcs yqz

After Gustav Gurschner Amazing And Unique Lamp

Now this is an interesting piece! It is a LARGE antique figural nude lamp made of bronze with a leaded glass shade/globe that rests over the bulb socket. The base of this lamp is quite different than most we see. It features 3 nude figures, 2 women and 1 man. The women are displayed most prominently at both the bottom an top. The lady at the bottom is hanging on to a sheet that is being stretched into the air and has a look of pain or lust on her face as she stares at the other 2. The lady at the top is pulling the sheet upward and opens it wide. The man is hanging on to her by the backs of her thighs. The open sheet creates a cradle for the beautiful leaded stained glass shade. The shade itself is made up of 207 individual pieces of glass with 3 red glass balls for the goldfishes eyes. This lamp just keeps giving and giving with it uniqueness and design. We were able to attribute this to the famous Gustav Gurschner (we are including a bit of info on him at the end). This carries through with all of his tones and mannerisms. The only difference is that this piece is not signed. Please make sure you check out all of the pictures of this amazing piece. I could go on all day and not tell it all! It measures approx. 32″ x 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″. The shade measures approx. 7″ tall and 7″ across. Good Luck!

Hey folks, guess what? We are doing FREE shipping on this one, anywhere in the Continental U.S. How about that?

We found the following on Wikipedia:

Gustav Gurschner (1873–1970) was an Austrian sculptor active in the decorative arts.

He studied under August Kühne and Otto König at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna. 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.

His body of work consists of functional objects such as ashtrays, electric lamps, door knockers, and doorknobs. Gurschner’s style was influenced by the sinuous lines of Art nouveau and the symmetry of the Wiener Werkstätte.

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