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Michael Powolny Furniture

Austrian, 1871-1954

As both a designer and a teacher, the Austrian ceramicist and glassware designer Michael Powolny was an important figure in the development of modernist aesthetics in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century. His romantic sculptural pottery figures embrace the lush, dynamic stylings of Gustav Klimt and other progressive artists, while his functional pieces — such as glass bowls and vases — employ the simple linear and geometric ornamentation that marked the work of Josef Hoffmann and other members of the Wiener Werkstätte community of designers and craftsmen.

     Powolny received classical training in ceramics from his father, a potter, and at the Vienna School of Applied Arts, but later joined in the modernizing movement in the Austrian arts at the close of the 19th century. In 1897, Klimt, Hoffman, Koloman Moser and other artists and architects founded the Vienna Secession, a group that fought for freedom of expression against the city’s tradition-bound arts establishment. Powolny’s work reflects the changing times. He used classical figures in his ceramics — female nudes, cherubs — yet would dress them in modern ornament such as garlands of abstract, geometric flowers. Pieces from Powolny’s ceramics company were sold through the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops) founded by Hoffmann and Moser, and Hoffman later hired Powolny to create ceramic ornamentation for his architectural masterpiece, the Palais Stoclet in Brussels.

     Powolny would go on to design glassware that combines elegant, tapering forms with precise linear decoration. His most influential work may have come as a professor at the School of Applied Arts, where he taught both Lucie Rie, the great Austrian-British modernist ceramicist, and the American potter Viktor Schreckengost, creator of the “Jazz Bowl,” an icon of the Streamline Moderne design. As you will see from the items on offer, Michael Powolny’s works have a double appeal: in their sprightly, endearing forms and as artifacts that document a period of signal change in the history of modern arts and crafts.

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Creator: Michael Powolny
Original and Unique Ceramic Fountain by Otto Prutscher and Michael Powolny, 1914
By Otto Prutscher, Michael Powolny, Wiener Keramik Werkstätte
Located in Vienna, AT
Executed by Michael Powolny for the Wienerberger Keramikwerkstätten, ceramic and stoneware, ochre colored, body holding a dish in her outstretched arms standing above a three-tired C...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Jugendstil Michael Powolny Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Michael Powolny for Lobmeyr Etched Glass Beaker
By Michael Powolny, J.L Lobmeyr
Located in Brisbane, QLD
An extremely fine glass beaker in a design by Michael Powolny (1871-1954) for Lobmeyr of Vienna. The piece retains its original fitted and labelled retailing box and has the makers m...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Michael Powolny Furniture

Materials

Glass

Fine Glass 'November' Beaker by Michael Powolny for Lobmeyr
By J.L Lobmeyr, Michael Powolny
Located in Brisbane, QLD
A very fine etched glass beaker designed by Michael Powolny (1871-1954) for Lobmeyr of Vienna. The piece depicts a boy with a horn and a dog inside an etched medallion, representing ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Michael Powolny Furniture

Materials

Glass

An Assembled Pair of Putti Candle Holders by Michael Powolny
By Michael Powolny
Located in Brisbane, QLD
A pair of Vienna Secession ceramic candle holders in the form of putti holding flowers by Michael Powolny for Weiner Keramik in his signature stark black and white, circa 1907. These...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Michael Powolny Furniture

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Porcelain

Loetz Bohemiam Cream Large Vase by Michael Powolny, 1920s
By Michael Powolny
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Loetz Bohemian vase crafted by Michael Powolny during the 1920s. This piece from the early 20th century showcases an exceptional size uncommon for Powolny. Adorned in a cream hue, ac...
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1920s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

Materials

Glass

Ceramic 'Autumn' Putto by Michael Powolny for Gmundner Keramische Werkstatte
By Michael Powolny
Located in Brisbane, QLD
A large and rare ceramic monochromatic putto holding grapes (Autumn from "The Four Seasons") by Austrian designer Michael Powolny for Gmundner Keramische Werkstatte. First designed b...
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1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic

Ceramic Writing Set 'Till Eulenspiegel' by Michael Powolny, Austria, 1919
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
Till Eulenspiegel in a brown-red jester's costume with bells, sitting with outstretched legs on a rectangular flat base plate, an owl between his feet and a low, four-sided inkwell w...
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1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Bohemian Loetz Red Tango Glass Vase w. Black Accents by Michael Powolny
By Loetz Glass, Michael Powolny
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
This antique Art Nouveau art glass vase by Michael Powolny for Loetz is an impressive and highly sought-after art piece from the early 20th cen...
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1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

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Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Ceramic Inkwell With Putti by Michael Powolny, Vienna Ceramics, 1910-1912
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
Delicate Art Nouveau ceramic piece: Cylindrical vessel with an openwork relief of running putti, in between colourfully glazed flower bouquets and golden cornucopias with blossoms, t...
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1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic

Art Nouveau Wall Mirror With Flowers And Cupids by Michael Powolny Vienna c 1913
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
Oval mirror framed by a dense coloured floral wreath formed of ceramic, on the upper rim two winged putti, between them a bird in the middle. By Michael Powolny (1871 - 1954) Nowada...
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1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic

Large Desk / Table Lamp by Michael Powolny at Loetz, Early 20th Century
By Michael Powolny
Located in Saint-Amans-des-Cots, FR
Swiveling desk / table lamp by Michael Powolny at Loetz, Bohemia, early 20th century. Large double glass orange shade with three purple/black applications. Superb swiveling chiseled ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Michael Powolny Furniture

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Bronze

Michael Powolny Ceramic Pottery Sculpture, Large Putto "Spring" Winer Keramik
By Michael Powolny, Wiener Keramik Werkstätte
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful, ceramic / pottery Putto. "Figure of Spring" designed by Michael Powolny 1871-1954, made by Wiener Ceramic, marked with MP and WK as shown in picture. This is one of the la...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic

Original and Unique Ceramic Fountain by Otto Prutscher and Michael Powolny, 1914
By Otto Prutscher, Michael Powolny, Wiener Keramik Werkstätte
Located in Vienna, AT
Executed by Michael Powolny for the Wienerberger Keramikwerkstätten, ceramic and stoneware, ochre colored, body holding a dish in her outstretched arms standing above a three-tired Cascade of basins with fluted decoration. One image shows the model of the fountain in the studio of the "Gebrueder Schwadron" in Vienna, circa 1910-1914. Literature: Karl Maria Grimme, Gärten von Albert Esch, Wien, Leipzig 1931 p.29. Elisabeth Frottier, Michael Powolny, Keramik und Glas aus Wien 1900...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Jugendstil Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Crystal Vase Jugendstil Austria circa 1918 Michael Powolny Loetz for Lobmeyr
By Michael Powolny, Loetz Glass
Located in Klosterneuburg, AT
This elegant object of the Loetz glassworks was produced immediately after the First World War, in the years 1918- 1919. Although stylistic as well as technical recourse to past tech...
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1910s Austrian Jugendstil Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

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Glass, Blown Glass, Art Glass

Michael Powolny Austrian Ceramic Sculpture of Putto with Flowers, “Summer”
By Michael Powolny
Located in Milford, NH
A fine ceramic Art Nouveau sculpture of a putto with flowers by Austrian sculptor Michael Powolny, (1871-1954). Powolny was born in Judenburg, attended the School of Arts & Crafts in Znaim and, seven years later, went to the School of Arts & Crafts in Vienna. In 1906, he founded the Wiener Keramik together with Bertold Löffler...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Michael Powolny Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Michael Powolny Putto with Bunch of Grapes, "Autumn" from the "Four Seasons"
By Michael Powolny
Located in Berlin, DE
Ceramic sculpture, circa 1907, designed by Michael Powolny (1871-1954), Austrian ceramist, sculptor, designer, glass and metal artist. "Autumn" from "The Four Seasons". White pottery, colorful glazed. Manufactured by Wiener Kunstkeramische Werkstätte...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Michael Powolny Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Tazza by Michael Powolny, VWGK, Austria, circa 1907
By Michael Powolny
Located in New York, NY
Ceramic tazza, composed of three kneeling putti around a blue bottomed basin. Marked on the underside with impressed monogram VWGK factory mark model 153. OUR REFERENCE N8303
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Michael Powolny Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Large Michael Powolny Viennese Art Nouveau Secession Flower Pot, Austria, 1920s
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful and big Art Nouveau pottery flower pot with green/turquoise/black glaze. Designed by the Vienna Secession artist Michael Powolny in the ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Michael Powolny Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Michael Powolny Art Nouveau Vienna Centrepiece with Three Cherubs, circa 1912
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
Michael Powolny Art Nouveau centrepiece with three cherubs - most lovely ceramics item! Modelled by Michael Powolny (1871 - 1954), circa 1907. Hallmarked: Manufactured by Wiener Keramik (Vienna Ceramics) (WK / hallmarked). Material is ceramics (multicolored painted / glossy finish). Model 113 (model number is impressed / bottom glazed) Monogram of "Michael Powolny (MP)" is impressed, too. Made 1912. ________________________________________________________________________________ Subject: Most lovely three naked male cherub's figurines holding a round plate attached to their heads / the mentioned plate is blue painted at bottom side / the surface of tiered round socle is partially moss green shaded. ________________________________________________________________________________ Height: 21.0 cm (= 8.66 inches) Diameter of platter: 24.5 cm (= 9.64 inches) ________________________________________________________________________________ Bibliography: Waltraud Neuwirth, Markenlexikon für Kunstgewerbe (3), Wiener Keramik / Modelle 1906-13; pages 100-101 Elisabeth Frottier, "Michael Powolny, Keramik und Glas aus Wien 1900-1950", Vienna 1990, page 200, List of Work (= Werkverzeichnis) number W 113 (WV 61), Model 113 ________________________________________________________________________________ Experts of Fine Arts assess Michael Powolny's work nowadays as result of activity of one the most important ceramics sculptors / designers of Austrian Art Nouveau. Most of Powolny's successors were strongly under his sway since Powolny had left 'large steps' in Viennese Art of Ceramics. Excellent condition. ____________________________________________________________________________________ About Michael Powolny (Sculptor). As both a designer and a teacher, the Austrian ceramicist and glassware designer Michael Powolny was an important figure in the development of modernist aesthetics in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century. His romantic sculptural pottery figures embrace the lush, dynamic stylings of Gustav Klimt and other progressive artists, while his functional pieces — such as glass bowls and vases — employ the simple linear and geometric ornamentation that marked the work of Josef Hoffmann and other members of the Wiener Werkstätte Community of designers and craftsmen. Powolny received classical training in ceramics from his father, a potter, and at the Vienna School of Applied Arts, but later joined in the modernizing movement in the Austrian arts at the close of the 19th century. In 1897, Klimt, Hoffman, Koloman Moser and other artists and architects founded the Vienna Secession, a group that fought for freedom of expression against the city’s tradition-bound arts establishment. Powolny’s work reflects the changing times. He used classical figures in his ceramics — female nudes, cherubs — yet would dress them in modern ornament such as garlands of abstract, geometric flowers. Pieces from Powolny’s ceramics company were sold through the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops) founded by Hoffmann and Moser, and Hoffman later hired Powolny to create ceramic ornamentation for his architectural masterpiece, the Palais Stoclet in Brussels. Powolny would go on to design glassware that combines elegant, tapering forms with precise linear decoration. His most influential work may have come as a professor at the School of Applied Arts, where he taught both Lucie Rie, the great Austrian-British modernist ceramicist, and the American potter Viktor Schreckengost, creator of the “Jazz Bowl...
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1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic

Art Deco Green Colored Glazed Vintage Tile by Michael Powolny circa 1925 Austria
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
Art deco green colored glazed vintage tile, which shows a motif with a violinist. An amazing vintage tile designed by Michael Powolny, circa 1925, ...
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1920s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic

Michael Powolny VWGK Vienna Candlestick Made, circa 1907
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
Elegant candlestick for holding one candle Modelled by Michael Powolny (1871-1954), circa 1907 Hallmarked: Manufactured by Wiener Keramik and Gmundner Keramik (union Of Vienna Ceramics & Gmunden Ceramics - VWGK / Hallmarked) Material is Ceramics (glossy finish / multicolored painted). Model Number 142 Made circa 1913 Subject: The cream white candlestick is decorated with horizontal lines attached to surface. The Grommet is surrounded/encircled by A Wreath Of Flowers' blossoms. Height: 8.0 cm (= 3.14 inches) Diameter: 8.0 cm (= 3.14 inches) Bibliography: Waltraud Neuwirth, Markenlexikon fu¨r Kunstgewerbe (3), Wiener Keramik / Modelle 1906-13; page 122 Experts of Fine Arts assess Michael Powolny's work nowadays as result of activity of one the most important ceramics...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic

Michael Powolny, Putto with Fruits and Flowers, "Summer"
By Michael Powolny
Located in Berlin, DE
A ceramic sculpture designed by Michael Powolny ( 1871-1954 ), Austrian ceramist, sculptor, glass and metal artist and founder of "Wiener and Gmunder Keramik". "Summer" from "The Four Seasons". Manufactured by Wiener Kunstkeramische Werkstätte...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic

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Four Seasonal Crinoline Figurines by Michael Powolny, Viennese Ceramics, c. 1910
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Virgin Mary (Madonna) with Christ Child Modeled by Michael Powolny (1871-1954) / circa 1907 Hallmarked: manufactured by Wiener Keramik / Vienna Ceramics (WK) Material: Ceramics (glossy finish / multicolored painted) model number 96 made circa 1907-1908 Subject: We're presenting a stunning golden painted kneeling figurine of Holy Virgin Mary here: The Madonna holds undressed christ child with both hands / the little Christ stands in front of Madonna's figurine. SIZE: height: 13.0 cm / 5.11 inches measures of black flat base: 10.0 x 10.0 cm / 3.93 x 3.93 inches Bibliography: Waltraud Neuwirth, Markenlexikon für Kunstgewerbe (3), Wiener Keramik / Modelle 1906-13; page 91 Elisabeth Frottier, Michael Powolny / Monograph, published by Boehlau Vienna/Cologne 1990, WV 68 Experts of Fine Arts assess Michael Powolny's work nowadays as result of activity of one the most important ceramics...
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Ceramic

Powolny Michael Art Nouveau Vienna Wall Mirror Cherubs Flowers Model 287 GK 1920
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
Excellent Art Nouveau item: Wall Mirror Of Oval Form Type With Cherubs Modelled by Michael Powolny (1871 - 1954), circa 1910. Hallmarked: Manufactured by Gmunden Ceramics (GK): ...
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1920s Austrian Art Nouveau Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

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Powolny Art Nouveau Vienna Writing Equipment Till Eulenspiegel Model 109 GK 1919
By Michael Powolny
Located in Vienna, AT
Michael Powolny excellent Art Nouveau item: Writing Equipment to which sculptured figurine of Till Eulenspiegel is attached - it is a quite rare ceramics item, indeed ! Modelled by Michael Powolny (1871-1954), circa 1907. Hallmarked: Manufactured by Gmundner Keramik (= Gmunden Ceramics). GK / hallmarked (the mark is dimly visible at reverse side / original firm label still existing). Material is ceramics (painted in rusty red, brown and black / glossy finish). MODEL 109 (model number is impressed / bottom glazed) Made circa 1919 Subject: Most lovely sculptured figurine of Till Eulenspiegel* cowering on rectangular platter. There is an owl visible next to his feet / additionally, the holder for inkwell (inkpot) is attached beside the sculptured figurine. Bibliography: Waltraud Neuwirth, Markenlexikon für Kunstgewerbe (3), Wiener Keramik / Modelle 1906-13; page 98 Elisabeth Frottier, "Michael Powolny, Keramik und Glas aus Wien 1900-1950", Vienna 1990, page 200, List of Work (= Werkverzeichnis) number W 109 (WV 58), Model 109 We read in wikipedia about Till Eulenspiegel: Till Eulenspiegel was an impudent trickster figure originating in Middle Low German folklore...
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1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Vintage Michael Powolny Furniture

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Ceramic

Michael Powolny furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Michael Powolny furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Michael Powolny furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Michael Powolny were created in the Art Nouveau style in europe during the early 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Dagobert Peche, Ernst Wahliss, and Gustav Gurschner. Prices for Michael Powolny furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,044 and can go as high as $160,819, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,300.

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