Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann (form), Dagobert Peche (décor), Vienna, 1915
Executed by: Johann Oertel & Co., Nový Bor (raw glass)

This model of beaker was shown in February 1915 in the exhibition "Kriegserinnerungsartikel" [War Souvenir Articles] at the Austrian Museum for Art and Industry (today’s MAK) together with other patriotic craft objects. The colours of three flags are reflected in the decoration in a stylised form: black and yellow (House of Habsburg), red-white-green (Kingdom of Hungary) and black-white-red (German Monarchy).

Date:  1915
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Colourless glass, Painted in enamel
Literature: A contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives, Museum of applied Arts, Vienna, model no. G 0501, Kunst und Kunsthandwerk, vol. XVIII, 1915, p. 139 f
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design