This was not a Jugend find, but I discovered it through my Jugend searches nonetheless.  It’s a beautiful Art Deco-era piece from the Hutschenreuter porcelain company, probably Lorenz Hutschenreuther’s Selb-based porcelain manufacturer, which split off from the original in 1857. Man, I want this so bad, but I guess I’ll have to settle for this picture of it.


Hutschenreuther – Mädchenakt mit Windhund (1920s-30s)


From Reverend Benjamin M. Root IV on May 22, 2012
I just love how our “particular” aesthetic can lead us to cherish such items that our peers might associate with the tastes of little-old-ladies.
This is stunning!

From pipstarr72 on May 22, 2012
I’m not sure what you mean. My aesthetic taste is wide-ranging, but I do love art nouveau and art deco quite a bit. My favorite stuff tends to be about one or two steps removed from ultra-realism, but with a high degree of detail. This sculpture is simple but elegant. I like how the artist gave her form just a touch of the angularity typical of art deco. I would classify this as a perfect piece, which I don’t do often.

From Ron on May 22, 2012
There are quite a few of these pieces available on commercial sites and I have discovered that there is a substantial age range in the figures.

From pipstarr72 on May 22, 2012
But of course. Why wouldn’t there be? I am going to make a large Jugend-related post soon, in which I intend to lay out how the adolescent girl is the symbol of the jugendstil, and that carried over somewhat into art deco, which makes sense because the flapper era was the first time in history when society really began to see the ultra-thin body as the ideal.

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  1. I have this piece in my collection and yes it is beautiful. It measures 14 inches tall by 8 inches. It is one of the largest intact examples of 1920’s porcelain discovered as West and East Berlin were created and a fixed stamp bearing ‘U.S. Zone’ was added before the final firing. My best guess is pre 1950. A truly unique work.

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