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.
Purchased by the donor at Bonhams, 20th Century Decorative Arts sale, December 9, 2009, Lot 3221.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900–Present, Part II," May 23, 2011–July 1, 2012.