Rare sculpture made by Leopold Anzengruber (1912-1979), Vienna, Austria. African woman with child model 30.
Signed: Mod. 30 HANDMADE AUSTRIA, original label
Excellent vintage condition.
Height: 9.8 inches (25 cm)
Width: 4 inches (10 cm)
Depth: 3.5 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.