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Potpourri vase

Designer:
Karl Friedrich Schinkel (German, Neuruppin 1781–1841 Berlin)
Maker:
Werner & Mieth, Berlin
Date:
ca. 1810
Culture:
German, Berlin
Medium:
Glass, gilded yellow metal, marble
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 20 1/2 × 12 7/8 × 9 1/8 in., 9lb. (52 × 32.7 × 23.2 cm, 4.0597kg)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mercedes T. Bass Gift, in honor of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.179a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
This vase embodies the elegant simplicity characteristic of Schinkel’s designs. The gilded metal mounts, cast in such a manner that they did not need to be chased by hand, reveal his interest in minimizing manufacture time and costs by designing prefabricated components that could be assembled rapidly. The Berlin-based company Werner & Mieth experimented with this type of matte milk glass, developed in Bohemia, which they called "Flußglas", and produced a line of objects—including this vase—which they showcased at the Berliner Akademie exhibition in 1812.
[ Art market , Cologne ] ; [ Kunsthaus Lempertz , Cologne ] ; [ Art market , New York, until 2010; sold to Möller ] ; [ Frank C. Möller Fine Arts , Hamburg, 2010–12; sold to MMA ]
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