Description & Technical information

Executed by: Lötz Witwe, Klostermühle, for E. Bakalowits Söhne, Vienna, 1901
Décor: Phänomen Gre 358
Shape: 1901, prod. no. 85/3930

A particularly lavish Phänomen decoration was used on this inkwell. It was first employed by Franz Hofstötter to decorate his seminal vase designs for the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. It is very likely that the inkwell is also by Hofstötter, though documenting that has not been possible to date. An almost identical inkwell, also around 1900, was made for E. Bakalowits Söhne.

Date:  1901
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Dimensions: 7.5 x 16 cm (3 x 6¹/₄ inches)
Literature: H. Ricke (ed.), Lötz. Böhmisches Glas 1880–1940, Munich, 1989, vol. 1, p. 174, and vol. 2, p. 290 (paper pattern)
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design