OSCAR BACH ANTIQUE STANDING ASHTRAY ART DECO SIGNED6033
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Sold Date: 10/18/2008
Channel: Online Auction
PRESENTED FOR BIDDING IS AN ORIGINAL SIGNED ANTIQUE OSCAR B. BACH ART DECO (1920'S 30'S)METALWORK STANDING FLOOR ASHTRAY.CONDITION: THIS PIECE CONSIDERING ITS AGE AND USE IS IN OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. AS SHOWN IN THE PICTURES, THE ASHTRAY BOWL HAS SOME LITE DENTING ON BOTH SIDES AND T HAS BEEN AT SOME POINT IN TIME A REPAIR MADE W THE POST MEETS THE BOTTOM BASE. THIS ITEM NEEDS A CLEANING TO GET IT BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION. A GREAT COLLECTIBLE FIND!!!! REGARDING TYPE OF METALWORK: I FOUND THIS OBJECT RECENTLY AT AN ESTATE SALE IN TUCSON, AZ. I DO NOT CLAIM TO BE AN EXPERT AND I'M NOT 100% CERTAIN WHAT THE METALWORK MATERIAL IS, BUT I WOULD SAY TO MY BEST ABILITY THAT IT APPEARS TO BE MADE OF BRONZE WITH THE ASHTRAY BOWL SECTION IN BRASS. OBJECT STANDS TO TOP OF BOWL APPX. 26" - FROM TOP OF CIGAR HOLDERS APPX. 29". ASHTRAY BOWL APPX. 8" DIAMETER WITH BOTTOM BASE DIAMETER AT 9" INCHES. ON THE UNDERSIDE ATTACHED IS A SMALL NAME PLATE THAT IS ENGRAVED WITH THE ARTIST'S NAME IN SCRIPT. PIECE IS ALSO NUMBERED #6033. HISTORY OF THE ARTIST: Oscar Bruno Bach (German - American, 1884-1957), German born craftsman, was one of the most technically skilled and commercially successful figures in the field of decorative metalwork during the first half of the 20th century. Oscar Bach was born in Breslau, Germany but it was in New York City that he spent most of his adult life. His Manhattan studios maintained steady prosperity throughtout the 1920s and 1930s, providing fine custom metalwork for society's wealthiest members along with quantities of mass-produced objects for the middle market. DISCLAIMER: THIS PIECE IS BEING SOLD "AS IS" WITH NO RETURN POLICY SO PLEASE LOOK AT PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW AS THEY CONSTITUTE THE DESCRIPTION. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, SO ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING. SHIPPING: PLEASE NOTE THIS OBJECT IS VERY HEAVY WITH SHIPPING WEIGHT INCLUDING THE PACKAGING MATERIALS TO BE APPX. 18 POUNDS. SELLER SHIPS FEDEX GROUND SERVICE. BUYER AGREES TO PAY FLAT RATE SHIPPING FEE ON THIS ITEM OF $39.95. ADDITIONALLY INSURANCE IS REQUIRED. PLEASE NO INTERNATIONAL BIDDING. SELLER ACCEPTS PAYPAL - MONEY ORDER/CASHIER CHECK. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN 7 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. SHIPPING TO TAKE PLACE 2-3 DAYS IN RECEIPT OF PAYMENT. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ITEM - PLEASE EMAIL AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO GET BACK TO YOU IN A TIMELY MANNER. GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!
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