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Tango Vase Michael Powolny Loetz Klostermühle Model 5231 Bohemia made 1915

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Vase Loetz (Lötz) widow Klostermühle Bohemia Art Nouveau Pattern created by Michael Powolny (1871-1954) in year 1914, on behalf of the so-said 'Werkbundausstellung' (= Exhibtion of Deutscher Werkbund / literal translation: German Work Federation) of Cologne (Köln / Germany). Manufactured by Loetz, Klostermühle (Bohemia), made circa 1915/1916 Decor: Loetz Tango opal white glass / Austrian Art Glass vase with blue threads melted into ________________________________________________________________________________ Subject: This Loetz Vase has form number 5231 and is a manufactory's variant of the vase with decor once created by Michael Powolny in year 1914 on behalf of the so-said 'Werkbundausstellung' of Cologne (Köln / Germany). Vase with elegant white opalescent glass and blue threads melted on surface / the vase's round mouth has edge painted in black color. Bibliography: Lötz / Böhmisches Glas 1880-1940 (= Bohemian Glass), Vol. 2 (Katalog der Musterschnitte / catalogue of patterns), published by H.Ricke/T.Vlcek/A.Adlerova/E.Ploil, Munich 1989, page 578 (picture 1) Elisabeth Frottier, Michael Powolny, Keramik und Glas aus Wien 1900-1950", Vienna 1990, pages 122 - 125 ________________________________________________________________________________ Height: 19.0 cm (= 7.48 inches) Diameter of foot: 7.0 cm (= 2.75 inches) ________________________________________________________________________________ Excellent condition (There aren't any damages existing !) ____________________________________________________________________________________ About Michael Powolny (Sculptor / Designer): 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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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1915
  • Period
    1910-1919
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    THERE AREN'T ANY DAMAGES EXISTING
  • Dimensions
    H 7.48 in. x Dm 2.75 in.H 19 cm x Dm 6.99 cm
  • Diameter
    2.75 in. (6.99 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    LU101446760873
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About Michael Powolny (Designer)

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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