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Vase

Designer:
Max Läuger (German, 1864–1952)
Maker:
Walter Scherf (German, Grünewald 1875–1909 Nuremberg)
Manufacturer:
Metallwarenfabrik für Kleinkunst
Date:
ca. 1901–6
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Glass, pewter
Dimensions:
Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classifications:
Metalwork-Pewter, Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert L. Isaacson, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.182.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Since Sherf's Osiris factory produced numerous designs by independent artists and Laüger's repertoire also included designs for metalwork, it is not surprising that the two should have come in contact. An example of Laüger's vases (see 1991.182.1) included in the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 may have brought him to Sherf's attention.
Marking: Stamped in pewter on base: [1] OSIRIS; [2] 1024; [3] NH (?) within a circle with outer border
Robert L. Isaacson (until 1991; to MMA)
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