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201

GUSTAV GURSCHNER | FIGURAL TABLE LAMP

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Property from the Private Collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe

201

202

GUSTAV GURSCHNER | FIGURAL TABLE LAMP

GUSTAV GURSCHNER | FIGURAL TABLE LAMP

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

87,500

USD

Property from the Private Collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe

GUSTAV GURSCHNER

FIGURAL TABLE LAMP


circa 1900

patinated bronze, pearl turban shell

impressed GURSCHNER/depose and numbered 8.99

21½ in. (54.6 cm) high 

Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces present with some scattered, very faint surface scratches mainly concentrated to the edges, and areas of very minor oxidation, concentrated to the recessed areas of the design and consistent with age and gentle handling. The bronze with some very minor surface irregularities, inherent to production. The turban shell surfaces present with very faint surface scratches and natural surface irregularities inherent to the material. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician A uniquely organic lamp with the contrasting pairing of bronze and Turban shell. fitted with an American two-prong socket.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Please note the provenance of lot 201 is as follows: Michael Pruskin Gallery, London Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1978

Michael Pruskin Gallery, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1978

Alastair Duncan, Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lighting, London, 1978, cover and pl. xxi

Wolf Uecker, Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lamps and Candlesticks, New York, 1986, p. 10

Paradis Perdus: L’Europe Symboliste, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montreal, 1995, p. 398 (for the present lot illustrated)

Paradis Perdus: L’Europe Symboliste, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montreal, June 8-October 15, 1995

Lloyd and I have been collectors of myriad things, but our most astounding and long lasting accessions have been in the field of Art Nouveau—that short period between 1890 and 1910 when there was a movement to reject the use of machine made objects and to return to the “hand of man” in the decorative arts. Naturalistic subjects in soft colors and of whiplash designs attracted us at the time and continue to excite us today. We enjoy the quality of hand-carved furniture in rare woods which add to the feeling of warmth and artistic beauty. Each object is a unique sculpture in bronze, glass, ceramic and porcelain.


This is the collection which changed our lives. It took us to many corners of the world and brought us into a life of art acquisition. It has been our great privilege to have owned many of the most beautiful, rare and astounding examples of furniture by Gallé, Majorelle, Gaillard, Gruber and Guimard. Glass and lamps by Tiffany, Gallé, Lalique and Daum. Besides selling these treasures of the period in Macklowe Gallery, we also have had the great pleasure of living with them. 


Barbara Macklowe