A very fine early 20th Century gilt bronze figure of the famous Cleopatra with a snake wrapped around her wrist drinking from a bowl. Exhibiting fine colour and excellent hand finished surface detail raised on a shaped base, signed Schnauder
Height: 39 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Gilt Bronze
Book Ref Art Deco and Other Figures by Bryan Catley
Rheinhard Schnauder - German 1856 ~ 1923
A German sculptor working in the late 19th/early 20th Century Schnauder was the son of a draughtsman, Franz Julius, and trained at the Art Academy in Dresden and later in Hahnel's studio. He is known for his sculptures in the Art Nouveau manner and worked on the decoration of the Gorlitz Memorial Hall.