Description & Technical information

Designed by: Hubert Gessner, 1902
Executed by: Lötz Witwe, Klostermühle, for E. Bakalowits Söhne; Vienna
Décor: Penseé verlaufend/spreading pansy
Shape: prod. no. 85/4022

A simple, functional design by Hubert Gessner an important architect who studied in Graz and under Otto Wagner at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Only seven designs for glass by him have been substantiated, all of them from 1902 for E. Bakalowits Söhne. The ascription is corroborated by the Bakalowits pattern books (Formbücher) at MAK as well as the Bakalowits order book. This model was produced in a few different décors.

Date:  1902
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Transparent glass, Pale green ground, Violet inner casing
Dimensions: 26 x 10 cm (10¹/₄ x 3⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, Vienna
Literature: J. Mergl/E. Ploil/H. Ricke, Lötz, Böhmisches Glas 1880–1940, Hatje Cantz Verlag 2003, p. 295 (décor); H. Ricke (Ed.), Lötz, Böhmisches Glas 1880–1940, Munich, 1989, vol. 2, p. 294 (Paper pattern)
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design