Description & Technical information

RICHARD LUKSCH /HUGO F. KIRSCH/ WIENER WERKSTÄTTE

THE GOLDEN AGE (GIRL WITH HOUR GLASS)

designed by: Richard Luksch, 1904
executed by: Hugo F. Kirsch
signed: WIENER/WERK/STÄTTE (3 lines), W…Kirsch (bottom), LUKSCH (side)


This piece was presented for the first time at the 1906 Wiener Werkstätte exhibition "Der gedeckte Tisch" (laid table) as part of an elegant table setting. In addition, the figurine was shown at the 1908 Kunstschau in the flower stand of the breakfast room (room 49) as well as above the showcase by Otto Prutscher from the room of an art lover.

Date:  1904
Period:  20th century
Medium: ceramic, white glaze, painted gold
Dimensions: 33.4 cm (13¹/₈ inches)
Literature: ref.: Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, vol. VI, 1907, p. 472; Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, vol. XXII, 1908, p. 18; Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, vol. XXIII, 1908, p. 71; Moderne Bauformen, VII, 1908, pp. 387, 407; W. Neuwirth, Wiener Keramik, Brunswick, 1974, p. 215, ill. 127; W. Neuwirth, Wiener Keramik nach 1900, Hugo Kirsch, 1984, pp. 18, 128 f; A. Husslein-Arco and A. Weidinger (ed.), Belvedere exhibition catalogue, 2008, Gustav Klimt und die Kunstschau 1908, pp. 424 f
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design