Stunning Art Nouveau sculpture by the famous Austrian artist Franz Zelezny ( 1866 – 1932 ).
The sculpture depicts a strange craw standing on a socket. It stands 7,5 inches high ( 18 cm ).
The socket is 2,6 x 2,6 inches ( 7 x 7 cm ).
The legs are jointed with thin metal bolts inside the wood ( probably originally created that way ).
The sculpture is artist signed by knife in the foot “ ZELEZNY “.
This object belonged to the famous collection of Dr. Walter Heihs who was specializing in Asian antiques but collected many fine antiques from other countries too.
His Netsuke masks collection have been auctioned by a well known auction house in 1998. Dr. Heihs passed away in 1997.
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