Description & Technical information

Designed by: Michael Powolny, Vienna 1907/08
Executed by: Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik, around 1912
7-day movement, movement overhauled by a master clockmaker, professionally restored

We already showed this clock model, signed MP (Michael Powolny) at the XXIV Biennale des Antiquaires in the Grand Palais in Paris 2008. Although Anton Kling is mentioned as designer in the archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, he was presumably the ceramic painter while Michael Powolny was responsible for the design.

Date:  1912
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Ceramic, Glazed, Black and white painted
Signature: Marked: WK, GK, 53 

Dimensions: 28.5 x 21 x 11 cm (11¹/₄ x 8¹/₄ x 4³/₈ inches)
Provenance: private property, Paris
Literature: Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, inv. no: WWF 103-178-1
Exhibition room of the Wiener Werkstätte shop, interior view of the sales room, Vienna I, Graben 15; Contemporary photographs are preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. WWF 112-39-2; bel etage, exhibition catalogue for XXIV Biennale des Antiquaires in the Grand Palais in Paris, 2008, cat. no. 18, p. 46; W. Neuwirth, Österreichische Keramik des Jugendstils, p. 229

Categories: Decorative Arts & Design