We are offering a wonderful pair of Goberg single candle wall sconces that features the rare and highly desirable Goberg viking ship. Each sconce is approximately 13 inches long, 5 5/8 inches wide, and about 4 ½ inches deep. Because they are both individually hand-made, there are some slight variations in the measurements between the two pieces. They both feature hammered and textured iron banding that twists gracefully around the viking ships and then turns out from the wall to support scalloped candle cups. The viking ships are hammered and textured into solid brass sheets that have been riveted to the iron sconces. The condition of each sconce is excellent. They have both been cleaned at sometime, but still have a wonderful soft patina. The brass work has the rich glow that comes with age and does not have the garish golden color of too highly polished brass. There are a few minor spots of oxidation as would be expected of old iron work or brass work, but nothing of significance that would detract from the look of the pieces. Structurally, each sconce is still very solid and ready to use. Both are stamped on the back with “Germany” and they are definitely Goberg pieces that carry all of the qualities of his work. There is no mistaking the craftsmanship and the style of each sconce. They would look great hanging on a wall in your library or even down a hall with candles in them. These are very hard to come by items individually and finding a pair of them is unheard of. You might never have another chance to get a set of these in such fine condition. We will sell these individually for $180 each plus shipping, if you wish to purchase only one. Contact us via email for details.
Known primarily for his hammered iron pieces, Goberg (Hugo Berger) is best known for his wide ranging variety of candlesticks and smoking accessories. Besides being considered a metal fabricator of the Arts & Crafts era, Goberg is also closely associated with the German Jugendstil or Secessionist movement of the same time period. Jugendstil was the German component of the Arts and Crafts movement that was so popular worldwide. Much of his work was sold at Liberty of London with an occasional piece finding its way to the U.S.
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