Art Deco sculpture "Sitter" by Josef Lorenzl for Katzhütte
This beautiful sculpture was designed by Josef Lorenzl for the Katzhütte HERTWIG & Co. porcelain factory in 1938. It shows a female nude in clay pottery in reddish brown. The figure was made by Katzhütte in Thuringia in the 1930s to 1940s. Josef Lorenzl (September 1, 1892 in Vienna; † August 15, 1950 in Vienna) was an Austrian Art Deco sculptor and ceramicist. He gained notoriety with his chryselephantine bronze and bone sculptures, for which he strongly favored female forms. Lorenzl also designed ceramics for Friedrich Goldscheider and also worked for the porcelain manufacturers Hertwig & Co. and Keramos. His works enjoyed great popularity and were also exported abroad; he was one of the most sought-after artists of Art Deco. This figurine is very finely crafted, has age-related patina but no damage whatsoever. A sales mark is stuck to the underside in remnants. A wonderful gem with an elegant appearance!