- Goldscheider ceramics
1885, Friedrich Goldscheider came from the small Bohemian city of Pilsento Viennaand founded the Goldscheider Manufactory and Majolica Factory. It became one of the most influential ceramic manufactories of terracotta, faienceand bronzeobjects in Austriawith subsidiaries in Paris, Leipzigand Florence. For over half a century Goldscheider created masterpieces of historical revivalism, Art Nouveau(Jugendstil) and Art Deco. Famous artists like Josef Lorenzl, Stefan Dakon, Ida Meisingerand the two perhaps best known Austrian ceramic artists Michael Powolnyand Vally Wieselthierworked for Goldscheider.
More than 9,000 different models were created over a period of three generations. Since the very beginning many of these won first prizes and gold medals at innumerable world fairs, exhibitions and trade fairs. Goldscheider figures are nowadays very much sought after by collectors world-wide and reach astonishing prices at auctions such as
Sotheby's, Christie's, Dorotheumand on ebay.
*Gerald Koeneke, "Goldscheider – West Germany. Figuren und Wandmasken 1953-60". Göttingen 2000 "
Edition Ruprecht", ISBN 978-3-89744-122-4
* [http://www.goldscheider.de Official site]
* [http://www.arnoldsche.com new official book on Goldscheider ceramics by Arnoldsche Art Publishers]
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