An Art Deco bronze pin dish with a ladies head looking outward. Signed 'B. Zach' and stamped 'Made in Austria'
Artist: Bruno Zach (1891 – 1935)
Bruno Zach was born on May 6, 1891 in Zhytomyr, Ukraine, Zach studied under Hans Bitterlich and Josef Mullner at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. After he left the academy he swiftly moved to Berlin, a city that played a key role in shaping his practice and where he is known to have made some of his most famous works.
Bruno mainly worked in bronze and ivory, drawing on the symbolism of these materials, such as the light beauty of ivory, the weight of bronze or the lust of gold. His bronzes works were generally fired in mid-brown colours but were often cold painted or polychromed, resulting in the vibrant colours we can see today in his works.
Zach died at the age of 53 on February 20, 1945 in Vienna, Austria. His work was edited by several firms at the time, including Argentor-Werke (Vienna), Broma Companie and S. Altmann Company.
Dimensions: W 14cm H 4.5cm
Date: Circa 1925
Item Number: 902213