Gurschner, Gustave (1873-1970)

Gurschner, Gustave was an Austrian sculptor and studied at the “Kunstgewerbeschule” (school of applied arts) in Vienna. He participated in the first exhibition of the “Wiener Secession” in 1898. He made small sculptural objects, as this extraordinary silvered bronze door bell with moss agate. It was designed and executed around 1900’s. Gurschner also worked in Paris, and made some designs for Julius Meier Graefe’s “La maison Moderne” the colleague/opponent of Siegfried Bing’s gallery “L’Art Nouveau”. The height of the doorbell is 13,5 cms. and the Width 7 cms. It is attached to a wooden bearer which can be removed easily. Condition is good.