An Antique Art Nouveau spelter bust by Sylvain Kinsburger,
"Iris", France circa 1900 - the young woman emerging from
irises, with flowers in her flowing hair. polychrome patination,
mounted on a stepped, velvet covered wooded base, brass name
Sylvain Kinsburger was born in Paris on
January 21st, 1855, and died in 1935. He was known for his
sculpture in bronze and ceramics, medal engravings, trophys and
drawings. Kinsburger created sculpture in the genre style with
cherubs and angels and depictions of ordinary life. He was a
student of Augustin Alexandre Dumont and of Émile Eugène Thomas.
His first exhibition of sculpture at the Salon de Paris was in
1878 and he became a member of the Société des Artistes Français.
He continued to exhibit at the Salon where he obtained two
honorable mentions in 1884 and 1886, and two third place awards in
1888 and 1889 for his sculptures. In 1889 at the Exposition
Universelle in Paris Kinsburger also received a bronze medal.