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    Sale 2068

    California, Western And American Paintings, Drawings And Sculpture

    30 April 2008, Beverly Hills

  • Lot 39

    Franz Arthur Bischoff (1864-1929)

    Vase with Roses

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    Estimate

    Franz Arthur Bischoff (1864-1929)
    Vase with Roses
    signed and dated 'Franz A. Bischoff./1903' (along the edge of the base)--stamped 'Belleek/Willets' (on the underside)
    painted porcelain
    15 in. (38.1 cm.) high


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    Born in a small town in Northern Austria in 1864, Franz Arthur Bischoff showed great artistic promise at an early age. He enrolled in art studies in Vienna in 1882 and studied watercolor painting, design and ceramic decoration. He immigrated to the United States in 1885 and lived and worked in New York, utilizing his artistic skills as a decorator in a porcelain factory. Bischoff's porcelain works from the early 1900s demonstrate the artist's refined painting style and superb mastery of his skill as a craftsman.

    Provenance

    Private collection.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1988.