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Cruet Stand

A work made of silver and glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver and glass.

Date:

1904/05

Artist:

Designed by Koloman Moser (Austrian, 1868-1918)
Made by Alfred Mayer, silversmith for the Wiener Werkstätte (Austrian, 1903-1932)
Austria, Vienna

About this artwork

The rigidly geometric form of this cruet stand is characteristic of the Wiener Werkstätte’s early production. The stand is one of a number of objects—including baskets, trays, vases, and even furniture—made from sheets of metal perforated with latticework patterns. Abandoning any reference to historical design, Werkstätte artists created simple but elegant forms they hoped would be consumed on a broad scale, bringing “good design” to the masses. Ultimately, though, Vienna’s intellectual elite, rather than the general public, embraced the Werkstätte’s avant-garde works. This cruet stand belonged to Fritz Waerndorfer, the Wiener Werkstätte’s patron and financier.

Status

On View, Gallery 246

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Koloman (Kolo) Moser (Designer)

Title

Cruet Stand

Origin

Vienna

Date

1904–1905

Medium

Silver and glass

Dimensions

Stand: Height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.); Length: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.); Diameter: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.) Bottles: Height: 9.9 cm (3 15/16 in.); Diameter: 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Richard T. Crane, Mrs. Julian Armstrong, Jr. Restricted Gift, and Mrs. George B. Young Restricted Gift fund

Reference Number

1987.219.1,2a-b,3a-b

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