Tyrolean-born Gustav Gurschner was one of the most famous Austrian sculptors of the 20th century. Due to his extraordinary talent and his comprehensive artistic education he created a large number of monuments and portraits. Among them are the royal obelisk in Veszprém, 1908, the imperial monument of Hohenelbe before 1916 or a portrait of King Edward VII of England.
In the typical Gurschner-style, this bronze vessel is distinctly divided into two parts. The lower part is dark patinated. The lower part is darkly patinated. In the upper part the vase is very attractively decorated with a surrounding garland of oak leaves. The vegetal ornamentation is supported by an arcade-like vault and vividly stands out with its warm bronze tone against the dark, patinated lower part.
The vase is signed "GURSCHNER" and numbered "543/114" at the bottom.