Michael Powolny


Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

Date around 1907

Period Early 20th century

Origin Austrian

Medium Ceramic, Polychrome glaze, Gilt

Dimension 25 cm (9⁷/₈ inches)

Designed by: Michael Powolny, around 1907
Executed by: Wiener Keramik for Wiener Werkstätte, model no. 77, around 1907
Marked: MP, WK
Ceramic, polychrome glaze, gilt, gilding slightly rubbed, small chip on the base, nice original condition 

H 25 cm

Cooperation between Wiener Werkstätte and Wiener Keramik laid the foundation for both Powolny’s and Löffler's success. Until 1912, Wiener Keramik products were mainly, probably even entirely, sold and distributed by Wiener Werkstätte.

Date: around 1907

Period: Early 20th century

Origin: Austrian

Medium: Ceramic, Polychrome glaze, Gilt


Marked: MP, WK

Dimension: 25 cm (9⁷/₈ inches)


private property, UK

Literature: Ref.: Contemporary photograph in the Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. WWF 89-18-2; E. Frottier, Michael Powolny, Keramik und Glas aus Wien 1900–1950, cat. raisonné no. 77

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