P E T E R T E R E S Z C Z U K
TABLE BELLS and BELL PUSH BUTTONS
Tereszczuk usually marked his art work with his full name.
Following are some of the possible signatures.
Table Bells and Bell Push Buttons created by Peter Tereszczuk
are among the best for any bell collector.
They are considered to be real pieces of art.
The Austrian sculptor (1885 - 1963) specialized in forming
sculptures of charming boys and girls or young ladies.
Often in combination of bronze and ivory.
In order to honour this great Viennese sculptor
I made a thorough research of his life several years ago
which finally resulted in the only known documentation about him.
In the following I state a few details out of the book I published in 2004.
Peter Tereszczuk was born on 9th of February, 1875 in Wybudow / Galicia -
part of the then called Austrian-Hungarian Empire
(today Ukraine and parts of Poland).
He left home and parents at a young age and was taken to Vienna by a nobleman
recognizing his skills. In Vienna he studied from 1893 to 1899 at the Arts and Crafts School
under Professor KLOTZ in the beginning wood carvings
and obtained the professional grade of a sculptor.
Peter Tereszczuk was married and had 3 children (twin girls and a boy).
He lived and worked in Vienna at the Zollergasse 43 - which is in the section of
the city where most of the foundries and makers of the famous "Vienna Bronzes" where
operating at the beginning of the 20th century.
He died in Vienna on the 14th of August, 1963.
Some typical examples of
Table Bells and Bell Push Buttons
Peter T E R E S Z C Z U K
In the case of the two flower girls P. Tereszczuk used the same model as
bell push button (on the left) and as table bell (on the right)
Above mentioned details are part of my long time research
published for the first time in 2004.
Recently (in 2012) - I published a revised edition of the previous documentation
with more information and photos of his work.
This reference book is now available in book stores or via the internet
just indicating for your search
T E R E S Z C Z U K
(further details under index 12 - Literature on bells)
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