A highly symbolistic Austrian Art Nouveau patinated bronze sculptural candle lamp by, Gustave Gurschner depicting a nude woman with her long hair falling gracefully and wrapping around a tree trunk. The candle lamp is signed, "Gurschner Depose"
Identical example is photographed in "Art Nouveau and Art Deco Lighting" by, Alastair Duncan ©1978 pg. 118
Gustave Gurschner was born 1873 and died in 1970. He was an Austrian Sculptor best known for his great technical skills in metal and to create banal everyday objects such as door signs and door knockers, desk sets and lamps, paperweights, seals or even flower pots so extraordinary that, in addition to their practical found particularly useful as small works of art already in his time great recognition and appreciation is what he was best known for.