Carl Kauba (1865 - 1922)


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Carl Kauba (1865 - 1922)

‘Open Sesame’ - A Finely Cast Bronze Concealed Erotic Figure

AUSTRIA, Circa 1900

REF No. B71055

The figure is raised on a square section base, signed ‘C. Kauba’.

dimensions

Height :21 cm | 20¹/₄ in
Width :8 cm | 3¹/₈ in
Depth :8 cm | 3¹/₈ in

description

‘Open Sesame’ - A Finely Cast Gilt and Patinated Bronze Concealed Erotic Figure Of A Young Woman in A Cloak, By Carl Kauba.

This rare gilt and patinated bronze by Carl Kauba is finely modelled as as a female figure, her hinged cloak in patinated bronze opening to reveal a naked figure in gilt bronze.

maker

Carl Kauba (1865-1922) studied in Vienna under Carl Waschmann and Stefan Schwartz. Little is known about the life of this interesting sculptor who, in true Viennese style nearly always, but by no means exclusively, produced polychromatic bronzes, cold painted after casting and finishing.

Initially inspired by the romantic stories of the American West written by the German Carl May, his work is normally restricted to scenes from the Wild West rather than specific animals. His period casts are often by the Bergman Foundry.

literature

Harold Berman, ‘Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930’, Abage, Chicago, 1980, vol.ll, p.282, fig.998 for an illustration of this figure.

Carl Kauba

‘Open Sesame’ - A Finely Cast Bronze Concealed Erotic Figure







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