This charming piece of signed Goberg ironwork is a standing knight holding a candlestick. It is one of Goberg’s harder to come by items and is eagerly sought by collectors. It dates from around 1910. The piece stands 10 inches tall and the circular base is 6 inches in diameter. This piece is quite heavy and is hand-crafted from a thick gauge of hammered iron. The knight is a delight with lots of clever details including a face guard on the mask, knee protectors, and feathered elements on the helmet. There are several accent pieces of brass, including the face guard, knee guards, and helmet feathers.
The condition is quite good. All the metalwork is solid. The candle cup is firmly attached with a rivet, but the cup does pivot on that rivet. It is in no danger of coming off, however. There is a small amount of residual wax from old candles that is still in the candle cup and splattered on several surfaces. The surface of the piece has a nice dark patina along with a thin layer of oxidation We have applied a coating of conservator’s wax to the whole piece to help preserve the surface and retain the patina. On the underside of the base it is stamped "Goberg" and “Ges Gesch” which is loosely interpreted as “patent pending”. You will be absolutely thrilled to call this piece your own. This piece looks terrific sitting on Stickley furniture or an Arts and Crafts table as well as in a Gothic setting.
Here is your chance to pick up a wonderful piece of Goberg hand-wrought ironwork. Hugo Berger, working as Goberg, in Germany during the early 1900's was the epitome of the Jugendstil artist, the German equivalent of the Arts and Crafts movement that was so popular worldwide. Very few of his pieces made it to the U.S. In recent days they have all become quite scarce.
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