Exquisite and rare Art Deco Piece. Glazed porcelain "Hubertus" designed by Prof Ferdinand Opitz in 1934 for. Augarten, a prominent Viennese porcelain manufactory.
The statue stands on an oval base. And is composed of white glazed "Blanc De Chine" porcelain figurine beautifully modeled and detailed. The Augarten Porzellanmanufaktur was founded in 1718, making it the second oldest in Europe. It is famous among leading manufactories for the whiteness of its porcelain, its fine and delicate craftsmanship and its exquisite painting.
The piece is marked on the underside: "Augarten Austria" and stamped with the cobalt blue Augarten Porcelain Manufactory crest and the word "Wien" for Vienna. The figure is also signed towards the back of the base F. He was Director of the Sculpture department at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. Professor Opitz is best known of his architectural sculptures and war memorials. The figure was designed during the Art Deco period.
See original artist's sketch for reference (not included in sale). This model appears in the Augarten figurine catalogue. An elegant, modern and hard to find piece.
Chipped tail on dog, but not noticeable when displayed. Measurements: 15" tall by 11" wide by 4 3/4" deep; base is 11" by 4 5/8 approximately.The item "Art Deco Sculpture Man Dog Hubertus Figurine Augarten Wien Porcelain Opitz Gay" is in sale since Tuesday, November 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Figurines". The seller is "blueriver2727" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.