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Posted 6 years ago

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vetraio50
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This candlestick was found today in an opportunity shop. The black and white flowers attracted my attention and I recognized the decor as being Wiener Werkstatte. Unfortunately it has quite a few nicks and seems to have been very well used over the last one hundred years. It doesn't matter to me because I will never sell it. This one is a keeper!

I noticed the impressed mark and it was familiar to me.

At home later I checked it out on the net.

It has the incised Gmundner Keramik mark, K and G (my own initials) and underneath a pattern number 143 and then even lower is 4. It has a copper inset for the candle to rest in. The Powolny inspired daisies (?) are picked out carefully by hand in black and white.

It's one of those objects which make a hell of a lot more sense when you put them to work. I put a candle in it and it was transformed! The flowers became a grip and the thing looks more balanced; it actually feels more balanced.

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  1. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
    Awesome find, though I would say Powolny inspired. As far as my research has been able to determine, he only produced items for Wiener Keramik...this goes for Powolny inspired putti pieces by Ernst Wahliss and other ceramists or the region. Sadly there are no records that I can find to suggest the opposite.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks for that comment, cogito! I've made some changes to the text.

    I appreciate your help yet again.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks BeauxPurdy, scandinavian_pieces & ozmarty!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Thank you AmberRose!
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    Such a find! Congrats Vet! it is an amazing piece, I love it!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks austrohungaro!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks BluVamp!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks likeart!
  10. VolDeNuit, 5 years ago
    Love it!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks vol de nuit!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    I have jus found out that this is a Powolny design thanks to a link Ozmart Marty passed on to the MAK in Austria!

    http://sammlungen.mak.at/sdb/do/detail.state?obj_id=101581&obj_index=87&returnstate=sammlung

    Many thanks Marty!


    "Kerzenleuchter No 143" einflammig
    K 0320
    Powolny, Michael [ Entwurf Form ] / Wiener Keramik, [ Ausführung ] / Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik, [ Ausführung ]
    Wien; Gmunden
    a. von 1910 bis 1912
    Kommissionsware, verkauft in der Wiener Werkstätte: ab 1910

    Use the link to go to the MAK!
    MAK - Museum for Applied Arts
    Design is one of the main features of MAK. The museum shows furniture, glass, china, silver, and textiles from the Middle Ages to the present day. Precious crafts from the Wiener Werkstätte, bentwood furniture by Thonet and art nouveau highlights such as the gilded design of Gustav Klimt for the frieze of the Stoclet Palais in Brussels.
    http://www.mak.at/en/collection/study_collection
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks eye4beauty! It was just amazing to finally find out that one's suspicions were correct! Thanks MAK 'n Marty, 'n ;$2!
  14. ozmarty ozmarty, 5 years ago
    'Tis kismet! one thing leads to another !!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Marty and to you too czechman!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks SEAN!
  17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    your very welcome Kevin:)
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks jericho!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks BRATJDD!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks KATZL!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks NADIA!
  24. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    very beautiful and stunning!!!!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks SEAN and INKY too!
  26. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    such a beauty!!! I know I loved it when I saw it for the first tie but had totally forgotten about it :) I wish I could find stuff like this in Madrid!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thanks Alexander! I found it at the Salvos in Kensington. It was less than a dollar from memory. I never thought I would have a piece of his. But there you go!

    Things travelled far and wide in the days before and after WWII.

    The Jewish Diaspora?

    The history of these items is significant.
    And they end up in opportunity shops!
  28. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    I hope our collections won't end up in the same stores!
  29. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    see what all the time ?
  30. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Sean, I think icollectglass means great collections ending up at charity and second hand shops... :(
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Horrible! Similar things are happening here in Australia too! Recycling .... I bet it comes from school art classes. Or social science? Another oddity is the use of glass as containers for weird smelling candle wax. Less destructive but just as annoying.
  32. paris1925 paris1925, 3 years ago
    lucky you-)
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks RLWINDLE, BRATJDD, MOON 'n PARIS too !!!!!!!!!!
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME !!!!!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Apologies AURA !!!

    It was you who brought this one forward again. Many thanks.
  36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    "Kerzenleuchter No 143" einflammig
    K 0320
    Powolny, Michael [ Entwurf Form ] / Wiener Keramik, [ Ausführung ] / Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik, [ Ausführung ]
    Wien; Gmunden
    a. von 1910 bis 1912
    Kommissionsware, verkauft in der Wiener Werkstätte: ab 1910

    http://sammlungen.mak.at/thumbs/wwfotoarchiv/tn3_WWF%2089-24-2.jpg
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks GILLIAN !!!!!
  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE & HO2CULTCHA !!!!
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    A new link needed :

    http://sammlung.mak.at/search?q=Kerzenleuchter+No+143&rows=1&start=0

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