Wine glass with cut decor, Otto Prutscher, Meyr’s Neffe Adolf, ca. 1910
Bib.: depicted in Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk (ed.), “Glasklar. Festschrift für Helmut Ricke” (publication in honour of H. Ricke), Michael Imhof publisher, Petersberg 2013, p. 94, mod. No. 2907
Otto Prutscher’s glasses with cut decoration from 1907-1912 are among the outstanding designs of the geometric Viennese Jugendstil.
As with other wine glasses, their stem is cut in a chain-like manner, typical for Prutscher. The wave-like decoration of the cuppa is well documented on a fabric design by Prutscher as early as 1907. On glass the rhythmically cut waves with etched yellow lenses are even better emphasized than on the original textile design.
The stem glasses made of colorless crystal glass were first colorfully overlaid, as seen here in blue or purple. Afterwards, the wave-like pattern was wheel cut and then partly colored with yellow etching. The large, transparent wavy band in the center is also entirely wheel cut, which testifies to the high technical mastery at Meyr’s Neffe Glassworks.
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