Very rare early 1900's Art Nouveau / Jugendstil Kayser Kayserzinn Vienna Sculptural Bronze Spaniel Dog and Bird Desk Bell - from a men's club, hunt club or lodge, or maybe a hotel be. Stunning and intricate design throughout. Exceptional quality and attention to detail in the hunting themed desk bell. Signed on the bottom. Love Quality Antiques more here and Great Paintings and Art
CONDITION: Superb sculpturate element, needs to be rewired for use.
SIZE: Inches tall by inches long and inches wide.
Under the direction of Jean Kayser, their factory was located in western Germany, in the town of Krefeld, at the northern tip of the Rhineland. In 1894 the design studio was located not too far away in Cologne, under the direction of Engelbert Kayser (1840-1911). Engelbert Kayser was known as the “Father of Kayserzinn”.In 1898 Kayser Sohn had about 400 workers. Two years later, by the time of the Paris Exhibition in 1900 their work force had doubled to 800 workers, of which 500 worked in the foundry. After 1904 there was an economic decline, and after 1906 the staff of the Cologne design studio was reduced.
The Kayser Sohn firm received a lot of recognition at home and abroad in a short amount of time. They received a Gold medal at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900. They won another Gold medal at the First Exhibition of Modern Art in Turin in 1902. They also carried off a similar prize at the German National Trade Exhibition in Düsseldorf. Finally, here in the United States, they won a Gold medal at the St. Louis Universal Exhibition in 1904.
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