Georg Kolbe - Junger Chinese - image-1

Lot 423 D

Georg Kolbe - Junger Chinese

Modern Art  03.06.2016, 18:00 - 03.06.2016, 23:59

Estimate: 14.000 € - 16.000 €
Result: 23.560 €

Georg Kolbe

Junger Chinese

Bronze Height 29.2 cm. Mounted on brown-marbled stone base (8 x 12.8 x 12 cm) Monogrammed 'GK' on the rear right shoulder. Life-time cast from the mid 1920s. According to Berger, one can assume an edition of at least 3 casts. - Medium brown patina.

According to Ursel Berger, the sitter is a Chinese acrobat whose performances Kolbe had seen and whose soft facial features had obviously impressed him. The young Chinese man's long pigtail is artistically draped around his neck.

Catalogue Raisonné

Berger 65


Accompanied by an expertise from Ursel Berger, Berlin, dated 30 March 2016


Family possession, North Rhine-Westphalia


Dresden/Leipzig 1925 (Galerie Arnold/Kunstverein Leipzig)