Pink wineglass Otto Prutscher Meyr’s Neffe ca. 1908

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Pink wineglass with conical cuppa, design Otto Prutscher, Meyr’s Neffe for E. Bakalowits Sohne, circa 1908, mod.no. I 198, cut glass

  • Height: 21cm, Width: 9cm, Depth: 9cm
  • 1908 to 1910
    Technique: Glass, pink-colored overlay, cut decoration
    Provenance: private collection, France
    Bib.: contemporary photograph in the Archive Wiener Werkstätte at MAK, Vienna, mod.no. I 198“, Inv.no. WWF 89-15-1; comp. depiction in Torsten Bröhan (ed.), Glaskunst der Moderne, Klinkhardt & Biermann, Munic 1992, stemmed glasss nr. 56 (yellow), p. 156
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    Otto Prutscher’s stemmed glasses are the most beautiful amongst Jugendstil designs in the upscale dining culture. Their bright colors stimulate our senses and cover the entire color spectrum in diverse variations.
    Prutscher uses the square as main decorative element adorning the rim of the cuppa. At the shaft, he varies the geometric cut in a modified form. He applies the cut in a chain-like manner, creating the impression that the stem is composed of glass cubes arranged in offset rows. Only the most experienced glassmakers mastered this difficult technique in the glassworks of Meyr’s Neffe in today’s Adolfov/Czech Republic. If a glassmaker accidentally slipped while cutting the decoration, the entire glass turned out to be an irreparably a faulty piece and unsuitable for sale. Otto Prutscher created a decorative classic with these colorful glasses in the geometrically austere décor, which should not be missing in any glass collection of Viennese Jugendstil.


    The Viennese architect and arts and craftsman Otto Prutscher (Vienna 1880 - 1949 Vienna) was an important representative of Austrian Jugendstil. As a student of Josef Hoffmann and Franz Matsch, he created numerous designs for the Wiener Werkstätte and Viennese residential buildings. He was not only active as a designer and architect, but also as a teacher at the School of Arts and Crafts in Vienna. While his style was clearly influenced by Hoffmann's works at first, a clear stylistic independence can be seen as early as 1906. Between 1906 and 1915, he produced delightfully reduced works entirely in the spirit of the "Gesamtkunstwerk" (total work of art) of Austrian Jugendstil. The works of the 1908 "Kunstschau" and the 1914 "Werkbundausstellung" deserve special mention too. From 1915 onwards, the influence of Prutscher’s colleague Dagobert Peche became noticeable in his designs. His style became more modern and floral, but not as delicate as Peche's works. Otto Prutscher never lost his individuality and inspiration. The glass works from 1908 to 1916 also deserve a special mention here. His wine and liquor glasses from this period are, today, in great demand by collectors all over the world.


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    Pink wineglass conical Otto Prutscher Meyr's Neffe for E.Bakalowits Sohne  Mod.no. I 198 cut glass ca. 1908
    Pink wineglass Otto Prutscher Meyr’s Neffe ca. 1908

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