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Model no. 1459

Designer:
Richard Riemerschmid (German, Munich 1868–1957 Munich)
Manufacturer:
Verteinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk, Munich, Germany
Date:
ca. 1898
Medium:
Cast and wrought brass
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/8 x W. 11 1/4 x D. 7 1/4 in. (18.7 x 28.6 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, 2008
Accession Number:
2008.117
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Munich-born Riemerschmidt was one of the leading designers of the functionalist wing of the Jugendstil movement, the German version of Art Nouveau. Trained as a painter, he turned to architecture and furniture design by 1895 and showed both furniture and paintings at the 1897 Munich Glasplast exhibition. He was interested in simple, functional forms and clarity of construction while also suggesting the asymmetry and vegetal style of contemporary French design.
Purchased at Sotheby's, New York, Dec 14, 2007. Lot 4

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection," May 30–October 5, 2008.

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