An antique Art Deco bronze sculpture by Schmidt Hofer. This is a superbly cast bronze figure of a standing male in the position of a bowler about to roll a bowling ball, on a black-toned marble pedestal. The details of the figure’s shirt and hands are skillfully rendered. The figure is signed Schmidt Hofer on the top of the base and there is an illegitimate Foundry mark, probably the mark of ‘Deutsche Bronze’ on the side of the base.
This Bronze is in excellent condition, with a few minor chips to the base and one small chip on the top of the marble pedestal, very appropriate for its age.
Bronze : 2″ w x 3 01/4″ l x 7 1/2″ h.
With pedestal : 2 3/4″ w x 4 1/2″ l x 10 1/2″ h
Otto Schmidt-Hofer born in Berlin 1873 was a German sculptor who worked during the late 19th century and early 20th century. His work was primarily Neoclassical and Art Nouveau between 1893-1914 and Art Deco from 1915 until his death in 1925 Berlin , Germany.