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Behind the Phenomen Genre 1/158 stands a complex creation process. In the beginning there is a bronze colored glass sphere which is cased with colorless glass. This sphere is blown into a mold with horizontal rows of ribs which are impressed deep into the glass. The piece is then threaded with a narrow silver oxide band, heated again, and blown out again. The silver oxide threads then rip apart and the dotted-line threading is complete.Read more
The Cytisus decoration, also called, goldrain, is among the most beautiful decorations ever created by the glassworks Johann Loetz-Witwe Klostermuehle. The decorations of Loetz often follow the dominating artistic taste and so does the Cytisus decoration.Read more
This vase shows an early example of the glass manufacture Johann Loetz-Witwe Klostermuehle. The design of the Phenomen Gre 7499/I is amongst the oldest known decoration variants and was mainly used in the years around 1900. The elegant Jugendstil shape along with the shimmering, complex decoration structure impressively shows the early creation period of Loetz during the Paris World Exhibition in 1900.Read more
The medici decor was designed in the year 1902 and became a very famous Loetz decor. The variation of vases of this decor reaches from small, only 4 inches tall vases up to huge, in mentalmountings fixed objects, with an enormous height. Three "Silberkröselzungen" disperse on the three edges over the green undercoating up high under the edge. The side shows five imprints. The "Silberkröselzungen" have a wonderful turquoise iridescence and the green undercoating in unision with the near golden iridescence make this vase a wonderful piece. Bibliography: Loetz - Böhmisches Glas von 1880-1940, Ricke, Ploil, Band 1 Werkmonographie; S. 152Read more
In the 1920s, the citizens of Europe were fascinated by foreign lands and amongst others, Asia was of special interest for the masses. The Paris Colonial Exhibition in 1931 counted unbelievable 33 million visitors in six months. The Werkstatte Hagenauer produced their first figures in the Asian style during that time. The elegant-lovely depiction of the Asian face resting on a sharp cuboid block, appears mask-like and perfectly depicts a female, Asiatic with just very few facial attributes. This design along with the excellent craftsmanship makes this object a very fine example of this period of the Werkstätte Hagenauer.Read more
Vally Wieselthier was one of the amazing artists that regullary produced designs for the Wiener Werkstätte from the year 1917. Although Wieselthier is an exception to the other ladies because she also found big international recognition outside the Wiener Werkstätte. Her works are displayed in museums all aroundthe globe, amongst others also in New York, her adopted place of residence.Read more
This design, after the model “Kaktus”, which was first published at the IV. Triennale di Milano in 1930 is a perfect example for the unusual modern and reduced design of Hagenauer of that time. The clear lines and geometric structure of this model show a revolutionary approach for that time and give a small insight into the genius minds of the brothers Karl and Franz Hagenauer. Bib.: “Hagenauer – Viennese modernism and new realism”, Monika Wenzel-Bachmayer, S. 64Read more
This vase is beautiful example of a creation of Loetz with the Medici decoration. The Medici decoration genre was invented in the year 1902. Silberkröselzungen were applied on different colours of foundations which were iridescent by themselves. The base colour is an opalescent yellow with a highly iridescent finish and lends this vase an ethereal elegance. The Silberkroeselzungen are splendid and they shimmer in a wide colour range from gold over turquoise to pink.Read more
Josef Hoffmann designed some ground-breaking objects in the time around 1920 who should influence Desing and Art Deco in Europe. From this time also came shapes like this centrepiece or the famous smokers-service "M ga 4". Brass was frequently used in the time after the First World War because of its polished golden appearance and many designs were executed in this material. The mark "f" points to a cooperation with Philipp Häusler, a pupil of Josef Hoffmann. He was responsible for a number of designs in the fields of metal, lighting fixtures and ceramics. The bowl is perfectly crafted, the beating works are lawless and artistic.Read more
Both Hagenauer brothers, Karl and Franz, took part at this design. Franz designed the form and Karl designed the horse. The execution was probably done by Karl Schmidt the last chief of manufacture at Hagenauer, it has the marks KS on the inside of the back plate.Read more
Among the rarer objects executed by the Wiener Werkstätte are fashion accessories for men. Cuff links, tiepins, rings, brooches and leather bags were manufactured in Vienna between 1905 and 1933. The elegant pieces by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Eduard Wimmer-Wisgrill and many other designers suited the taste of the times customers.Read more
Der Dekor Phänomen Genre 377 wurde von Lötz auf der Weltausstellung in Paris im Jahr 1900 präsentiert. Die Glashandwerker der Firma Lötz bedienten sich bei dieser Dekorvariante einer jahrhundertealten Technik, bei der die Glasmasse in kaltem Wasser abgeschreckt und danach im Glasofen nochmals verschmolzen wird. Durch die eingewalzten Silberkrösel und der nachträglichen Irisierung entstand somit eine komplett neue Dekoration, die erstmal von Lötz verwendet wurde.Read more
In 1920s the Hagenauer siblings Karl and Franz began to design and craft strongly reduced figurines in their Viennese workshop. Today this sculptures count towards the beginning of the design of France and Italy of the 1950s and 1960s. Through the strong reduction of the physical attributions of man of woman the Hagenauer brothers created a new modernism that has never been achieved before.Read more
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