Norman Rockwell's THE TOY MAKER. Black English Springer Spaniel Figurine. This is Keramos model 1879. It features English Springer Spaniel.Dog is shown in laying position. This sculpture is called in German Junger Jagdhund, liegend Hunting Dog Laying Down. It does lay down on her side. It is in black, gray and white tones. Gentle texture of ceramics beautifully resembles its fur. It is made in stoneware with polychrome decoration. Austrian sculptor Rudolf Chocholka (1888 - 1958) designed this figurine. He was known for magnificent animal sculptures. In 1920 1930s he worked for company in UK modeling large hunting groups in bronze. He started with WKK in about 1940. Chocholka spent much of his time in the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna to observe animals, sketch and photograph. This arose him for so lifelike animal figurines. The backside of this dog carries Wien Keramos logo in black with Made in Austria.
According to my books this is production of c. Other marking is model number 1879 incised twice on the backside. It is known about Wien Keramos that they often marked their figurines with original artist signs. This figurine has Model Chocjolka printed in black on the backside.Figurine measures about 8 x 4 and stands 3 ½ tall. Condition is immaculate with no chips or cracks found. Colors are bright and vibrant. There is little crazing typical on such vintage ceramics. Something is making noise inside of this piece when you shake it as it is often happening with vintage ceramic figurines. We do not see any problem with this one. Please take a look at the pictures to find out more about this item. We always guarantee everything that we sell to be as described. The images shown may appear glary or blurry due to camera sizing.
The item "WIEN KERAMOS CHOCHOLKA Hunt Dog BLACK ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL Vintage FIGURINE" is in sale since Thursday, January 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Austrian".The seller is "mishaguy" and is located in Stamford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.