stephan Dakon - A large Art Deco Austrian spelter figure,
circa 1930 depicting a young woman holding a fan, with a silver
and enamelled cold-painted finish, mounted on a four tier
alabaster base. stephan Dakon designed a variation of this figure for
Goldscheider ("Wiener Walzer" model number 6019, designed
1929/30), so although this spelter version is unsigned I have no
hesitation with the attribution. stephan Dakon 1904-1992.
Alongside Josef Lorenzl, Dakon is probably now one of the best
known of the Art Deco period designers to work for Goldscheider
(working from 1924) sculpting a wide range of stylish figures
depicting the "modern" woman. He worked in bronze, spelter and
ceramic and also designed for the famous firms of Katzhutte,
Goebel and Keramos.