Table mirror, Werkstatte Hagenauer, ca. 1960, nickel-plated brass, marked
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Mirrors by the Werkstatte Hagenauer range among the most productive objects made by the Viennese manufacture. A wide range of different mirrors was produced from the small table mirror up to monumental make-up mirrors for ladies. This mirror bears a design form the late 1920s. The depicture of the female is very interesting because of her large, pointy feet and her nose, resembling a clown’s nose. This is an indication that the figurine presents a variety dancer. The reduced use of forms in addition to the complete loss of extravagant ornaments represents a further development of the design in opposition to the expiring Wiener Jugendstil.
Werkstätte Hagenauer – stylistic evolution and importance
Today, the Werkstatte Hagenauer is rightfully among the most important Austrian Arts & Crafts manufacturers of the 20th century. The clear, strict formal language combined with dynamic poses and the usage of brass, nickel-plated, patinated or bare, along with copper, alpaca and exotic wood shows a high level of recognition.
However, it took the siblings Karl and Franz Hagenauer quite some time until they developed their own unique style. Karl and Franz both attended the Vienna School of Arts & Crafts and studied under Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Strnad, Anton Hanak and Dagobert Peche.
Until the closure of the Werkstatte Hagenauer on December 30, 1987, art objects of outstanding quality were still being produced. The siblings Karl and Franz Hagenauer strongly contributed in coining the term „design“ through their legacy and are surely among the most influential Austrian artists of the 20th century.
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