Purple wineglass Otto Prutscher Meyr’s Neffe ca. 1908

SKU 926 , Tag

Purple 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: 8.5cm, Depth: 8.5cm
  • 1908 to 1910
    Technique: Glass, purple-colored overlay, cut decoration
    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
    13.000,00 VAT inclusive
    SKU 926 , Tag

    Otto Prutscher designed the colorful glasses with their characteristic cut-decoration for Viennese glass editor E. Bakalowits Söhne in 1907. Without doubt they represent one of the most iconic forms of the geometric Viennese Jugendstil. As early as 1907 they were prominently featured in Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, a renowned monthly magazine entirely dedicated to contemporary modern art. In profound articles leading columnists of their time discussed innovative works of painting, sculpture, architecture and interior design in this periodical publication. In the following years, the glasses also appeared in other publications, which speaks for the enormous success of the design among contemporaries. As classics of Viennese Jugendstil, these glasses with cut decoration have gone down in design history and they can be found in collections of leading museums of arts and crafts.


    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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    Violettes Weinglas konisch mit Schliffdekor Otto Prutscher Meyr's Neffe für E.Bakalowits Söhne Mod.Nr. I 198 um 1908
    Purple wineglass Otto Prutscher Meyr’s Neffe ca. 1908
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