Art Deco Blanc de Chine Nude Figure by Carl Werner; Lorenz Hutschenreuther Selb for your consideration. The figurine measures approx. 9 inches tall, 2 1/2 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches deep. Nude woman standing on tip toes while extending raised leg and balancing gold ball on her other foot. Another gilt ball rests on the ground next to the woman. Marked on base is the green lion Hutschenreuther mark including handwritten gilt mark, “V” over “S”. Also, impressed, “C. WERNER”. Mint condition! See photos. Displays beautifully!
Karl Tutter (1883-1969) was born in Austria and studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. During the First World War, he was a prisoner of war in Eastern Siberia, where he learned modeling. Tutter worked for the Royal Bayreuth and Sitzendorf porcelain factories before joining Hutschenreuther in 1922 to assist Carl Werner in the development of a new figure collection. Tutter’s subjects ranged from playful putti to stylized nudes and his expressive sculptures were very successful.
Carl Werner (1895-1980) studied in Weimar and joined Hutschenreuther in 1922 as a sculptor and technical director of the new art department. He is acknowledged as one of the leading German figurative sculptors for his studies of movement and the human body. His figures of female athletes balancing golden balls were popular during the Berlin Olympic Games in 1936. Thanks to Werner and Tutter, Hutschenreuther produced some of the most desirable Art Deco figurines made in Germany.
~Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts
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