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    Sale 2771

    The Sculpture Sale

    21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 1068

    August Gaul (German, 1869-1921)


    Price Realised  


    August Gaul (German, 1869-1921)
    signed A.GAUL and foundry mark H. NOACK BERLIN FRIEDENAU
    brown patinated bronze
    22 cm. high (incl. bronze base)

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    In 1908 August Gaul created the Schwanenkückenbrunnen, a stone fountain with bronze figures of swanchickens, for the private park of his Maecenas Max Cassirer in the Berlin Kaiserallee (nowadays the Bundes allee). When Cassirer was forced to sell his house in 1938 he left the fountain but took the bronzes with him, which have since disappeared. In 1961 Cassirer's family donated the fountain to the Charlottenburg district, where it can still be seen with new bronze casts of the swanchicks.

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