Wiener Kunst - Keramik, Austria was founded in 1919 and continued until 1982. Keramos comes from the Greek word "Kerameus" which literally means clay potter. Wien is Austrian for Vienna.
This fabulous Art Nouveau figure depicts a man attired in eighteenth century style dress astride a Lipizzaner stallion mount. The Lipizzaner horse is closely associated with the Spanish Riding school of Vienna, Austria, and the breed dates back to the sixteenth century. The attention to detail is superb and closely resembles work done by the Augarten Wien factory also from Austria. The figure stands 7 3/4" in height and 6 1/2" in length. Marked with the impressed black shield/banner mark "Wien - Keramos - Made in Austria" and another embossed mark "Keramos - Wien - Austria - Pattern Number ??". On the top of the base is also the original gold foil label "Wien - Keramos". The shield/banner mark was used after 1945; this figure would be circa 1945-1960. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint. A super white porcelain sculpture.