Josef Lorenzl - An Art Deco Goldscheider figurine, "Aida",
Vienna Austria, designed circa 1923/24, model nu. 5281 - depicting
a young woman in an exotic Arab costume.
This particular example has the rare "O/O/F Austria" impressed and
circular printed mark (that can be seen on page 606 of "Goldscheider
- History of the Company and Catalogue of works") that Filipp
Goldscheider informed was only used for a special exhibition of
Austrian ceramics around 1930. Filipp also told me that the spelling
of Lorenzl as "Laurenzl" (Impressed in the base) was used to make
Lorenzl's name look more "French".
This Lorenzl figurine is based on the 1916 photograph of the
dancer Lore Wigand (taken at Atelier Willinger in Vienna and
number six in the photos above) with the decoration of this
particular example most closely resembling the photo, leading me to
believe it was one of the earliest decoration designs.
Professional invisible restoration to the tip of the headdress.