Riemerschmid was a leading member of the “functionalist” wing of the Munich Jugendstil movement. The punch bowl, one of his earliest designs, is an important example of abstract design in applied arts in Munich around the turn of the twentieth century, eight years before Kandinsky, also in Munich, moved from representational to abstract art.
(sale, Bonhams, New York, December 9, 2009, no. 3221, sold to Fowler); Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, Stamford, Conn. (2009–10; her gift to MMA)
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Winfried Nerdinger, ed. Richard Riemerschmid: Vom Jugendstil zum Werkbund. Werke und Dokumente. Exh. cat., Münchner Stadtmuseum. Munich, 1982.
Carl Benno Heller, ed. Jugendstil: Kunst um 1900. Darmstadt, 1982, p. 263.
Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger, ed. Art Nouveau in Munich: Masters of Jugendstil from the Stadtmuseum, Munich and Other Public and Private Collections. Philadelphia, 1988, p. 145.
Judy Rudoe. Decorative Arts 1850–1950: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection. London, 1991, pp. 98, 243.