Excellent lidded bellied bowl of round shape, based on footring. The lid of tapering type has a knob attached to top area. The excellent black painted patterns laid on white colored surface are stylized leaves and flower's blossoms being stunningly shaped, created by Dagobert Peche (1887-1923) in the year 1912. The bowl's form type had been invented by Michael Powolny (1871-1954).
Height: 8 cm (circa 3.2 inches)
Exhibition catalogue 'Dagobert Peche und die Wiener werkstätte' ( Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstaette ), Viennese museum of applied arts 1998, published by Peter Noever, item number 110 (pages 237 / picture and 344 / description)
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.
Dagobert Peche left a deep impression in Viennese Art Nouveau manufacturing, having become member of Wiener Werkstaette in spring of the year 1915. In spite of Peche's early death, the artist's scale of work is remarkable - he created designs for furniture pieces, frames, metal items and jewellery, ceramics, glass pieces, items made of leather, textiles (fabrics) etc. Many art historians evaluate Peche's work as result of a genius of form, having been made very interesting (new) interpretations of form as well as of decorations, being transition from ancient to modern times.