Michael Powolny


Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

Date 1907

Period Early 20th century

Medium Ceramic

Dimension 28.5 x 21 x 11 cm (11¹/₄ x 8¹/₄ x 4³/₈ inches)

Design: Michael Powolny, Vienna 1907/08

Execution: Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik, around 1912

Marked: 40.: WK, GK, 53, 3, IP.

Ceramic, painted black and white, glazed, 7-day movement, movement overhauled by master clockmaker, professionally restored

H 28.5 cm, W 21 cm, D 11 cm

We presented this clock model, signed MP (Michael Powolny), already at the XXIV
Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2008. Although the MAK
archive lists Anton Kling as designer, he was most probably the ceramic painter,
while the clock itself was designed by Michael Powolny.

Date: 1907

Period: Early 20th century

Medium: Ceramic

Dimension: 28.5 x 21 x 11 cm (11¹/₄ x 8¹/₄ x 4³/₈ inches)

Provenance: private property, France


Ref.: Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Museum of Applied Arts Vienna (MAK), inventory number: WWF 103-178-1; exhibition room, Wiener Werkstätte shop, interior view of the salesroom, Vienna I, Graben 15; contemporary photographs in the Wiener Werkstätte photographic archives, MAK Vienna, inv. no. WWF 112-39-2; p. 46; W. Neuwirth, Österreichische Keramik des Jugendstils, p. 229

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Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

Viennese Jugendstil, Secessionist Movement

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