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Wiener Werkstaette Expressive Vienna Ceramics Girl with Cat by Susi Singer, 1923

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A naked girl with long hair is sitting on a stair-like armchair covered with a softly falling cloth, eyes closed ashamed and both legs turned to the side. A pillow behind her back ensures comfort. A cat sits on the right armrest and hugs her shoulder attentively. Manufactory: 'Wiener Werkstätte' /- 'Vienna Workshop' Dating: made circa 1923 Material: ceramics / red earthenware, hand-painted, glossy finish Design: SUSI SINGER (1891 - 1965) from 1905 art school for girls and women in Vienna, studied at Tina Blau among others; 1917 joins the artist workshops of the 'Wiener Werkstätte'; Member of 'Wiener Werkbund' and 'Wiener Frauenkunst' ('Viennese Women's Art'); 1925 Foundation of her own ceramic workshop in Grünbach am Schneeberg/Lower Austria; 1925 gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris; 1937 emigration to the USA. Model 961 was created 1923. WW - Wiener Werkstätte / Vienna Workshop: The 'Wiener Werkstätte GmbH' was a production association of visual artists. Founding members in 1903 were Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and the industrialist Fritz Waerndorfer, who made a name for himself as an art patron. On September 2, 1905, WW signed Carl Otto Czeschka as another designer. The role model was the British 'Arts and Crafts Movement'. The aim of the workshop was to renew the concept of art in the field of arts and crafts. Here she worked with the Vienna Secession and the Vienna School of Applied Arts. Everyday objects as well as jewelry and furniture were produced. Dimensions: height: 21.0 cm / 8.26 in width: 13.5 cm / 5.31 in depth: 11.0 cm / 4.33 in Marks: Stamp mark 'WW' - Wiener Werkstätte / Vienna Workshop 'AUSTRIA' Model number '961' Bibliography: Bärbel Hamacher, Expressive Keramik der Wiener Werkstätte 1917 - 1930 / Expressive Ceramics of the Vienna Workshop 1917 - 1930, Catalogue Munich 1992, Exhibition of the Bayerische Vereinsbank, pages 68, 134 - 135. condition: Excellent.

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