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Candlestick, Model no. 1819

A work made of pewter.

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Date:

1902

Artist:

Designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich (German, 1867-1908)
Germany, Darmstadt

About this artwork

Joseph Maria Olbrich was a central figure in the revolutionary modern art movements that took place in Vienna at the end of the 19th century. He was a founding member of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and designed the group’s striking exhibition hall, surmounted by a dome of three thousand gilt laurel leaves, which still stands in Vienna today. Olbrich exhibited this anthropomorphic and now iconic design for a candlestick at the Saint Louis World’s Fair (called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition) in 1904.

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Artist

Joseph Maria Olbrich

Title

Candlestick, Model no. 1819

Origin

Germany

Date

1902

Medium

Pewter

Dimensions

Height: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.); Base: 17.2 × 11.1 cm (6 3/4 × 4 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Wendel Fentress Ott Fund, Mrs. Wendell Fentress Ott Fund, Mrs. Robt. D. Graff Fund, Mrs. Frank Woods Fund, Mary Waller Langhome Fund, Leslie Fund, Mrs. Richard Lydy Fund, Kate Buckingham Fund, General European Decorative Arts Fund, European Decorative Arts Purchase Account

Reference Number

1984.825

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