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Sakka-ha Terra Cotta Figure by Goldschieder

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An African maiden expertly balances a water jug in this exquisite figure by Goldscheider

Key Features

  • This striking terra cotta figure is the work of the famed Goldscheider Manufactory
  • This exceptional piece is crafted in the form of an African maiden bearing a jug of water
  • Goldscheider is well-known for its excellence in the Orientalist style
  • This work, entitled Sakka-ha, is one of the firm's most captivating pieces
  • Signed "Bosse" with Goldscheider seal
  • Circa 1929
  • 47 1/2" high; Stand: 27" high

Item Details

  • Height:
    47 1/2 Inches
  • Origin:
    Germany
  • Material:
    Terra Cotta
  • Artist:
    Goldscheider
A beautiful African woman carries a jug of water in this enchanting terra cotta figure by the famed Goldschieder. Entitled Sakka-ha, or she who quenches the thirst, this marvelous work was first created by the Goldschieder studios circa 1895, and exemplifies the Orientalist style in which this highly respected maker excelled. Exquisitely detailed and finely crafted, this figure exudes elegance and quiet dignity.

In 1885, Friedrich Goldscheider founded the Goldscheider Manufactory and Majolica Factory in Vienna and it became the most influential ceramic firm in Austria. Goldscheider achieved worldwide renown as one of the most remarkable and prolific pottery firms of the 19th and 20th centuries and succeeded in setting the standards and style for Art Deco ceramics by employing both well-established sculptors and innovative up-and-comers. The firm was renowned for their starkly realistic and fluid designs that received numerous prestigious awards throughout Goldscheider's lifetime, including the bronze medal at the 1889 Paris International Exhibition.

Sakka-ha is featured in Stephane Richemond's 1999 book Terres cuites orientalistes et africanistes 1860-1940, page 75.

Signed "Bosse" with Goldscheider seal

Circa 1929

47 1/2" high Stand: 27" high

Goldscheider was among the most dominant ceramic manufactories of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, employing some of the most gifted artists working in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. The quality and condition of this magnificent figure is exemplary of Goldscheider at its best. 

Reference:
Goldscheider: A Catalogue of Selected Models, 2006, Ora Pinhas

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