Otto Prutscher


Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

Date 1909

Period 20th century

Origin Austria, Vienna

Medium Alpacca, Chased and Silver plated

Dimension 67 x 37 cm (26³/₈ x 14⁵/₈ inches)

Designed by: Otto Prutscher
Executed by:
Wiener Werkstätte, model no. M 1275

Alpacca, chased and silver plated; on the base there are
40 ivory squares mounted in metal, crowned by a female nude carved in white
ivory; four bulbs, newly rewired, silver plating slightly scuffed at some
points, silk lampshade replaced, excellent original condition.

This standard lamp is depicted in the Wiener
Werkstätte photo book (WW 97, vol. 9, p. 46-4). There is a sketch in the model
book (32, metal 4, p. 1275) with a note: “O. Prutscher, 17.12.1909, für
Herrenzimmer Böhler“ [for the Böhler study]. Only one of these was ever made
and sold for the more than impressive price of 1,200 kronen.

We would like to thank Frau Hermi Schedlmayer (author
of an Otto Prutscher catalogue raisonné to be published soon) for the kind information.

Date: 1909

Period: 20th century

Origin: Austria, Vienna

Medium: Alpacca, Chased and Silver plated

Dimension: 67 x 37 cm (26³/₈ x 14⁵/₈ inches)

Provenance: Private collection, Germany

Literature: Ref.: A contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte photographic archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. WWF 97-46-4

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