Sculpture of an African woman made by Leopold Anzengruber (1912-1979), Vienna, Austria.
Signed: HANDMADE AUSTRIA
Excellent vintage condition.
Height: 5 3/4 inches (14.8 cm)
Width: 4½ inches (11,5 cm)
Depth: 3½ inches (9 cm)
Leopold Anzengruber was educated as a sculptor in Florence, and in 1948 he founded Anzengrüber-Keramic in Vienna. Inspired by paintings by the North African Muslims Berbere / Moors, he began to create small African figurines. They became a huge business success.
During the 1950'ies other European studios had success making similar figurines
In 1958, Anzengrüber had 96 employees.