Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Monumental Ludwig Vierthaler "Sea Form" Copper Vase

In Art Nouveau > Show & Tell and Arts and Crafts > Show & Tell.
Art Nouveau2983 of 3173Loetz Phänomen Genre 7506 production # 289Suez pottery mystery
Love it
Like it

auraaura loves this.
fledermausfledermaus loves this.
catteanncatteann loves this.
JanesJanes loves this.
pickrknowspickrknows loves this.
RadegunderRadegunder loves this.
aeonaeon likes this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
Tlynnie1942Tlynnie1942 loves this.
austrohungaroaustrohungaro loves this.
ozmartyozmarty loves this.
AmphoraPotteryAmphoraPottery loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
imanderimander loves this.
scruplesscruples loves this.
See 14 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 6 years ago

(141 items)

A monumentally sized hand-hammered and patinated copper “Sea Form” vase by Ludwig Vierthaler for Josef Winhart & Co., Kunstgewerbliche Werkstätten (Munich, Ger.), circa 1903. Dimensions: 15”(D) x 10”(H) x ~48”(C).

Examples of this large sized “Sea Form” vase are featured in: Jugendstil in München (1996). Wege in die Moderne. Katalog Staatliche Museen Kassel (pg. 76) and Die Jugend der Moderne: Art Nouveau und Jugendstil Meisterwerke aus Münchner Privatbesitz (2010). Villa Stuck: Arnoldsche Art Publishers (pg. 330). These other published examples, however, have a much more regularized “tendril” pattern and less pronounced surface application of the “sea flowers.” The example above is more organic in style than the other two examples and has far more irregular patination.

After many years as a silversmith and bronze caster with Tiffany & Co. in New York, Ludwig Vierthaler arrived in 1896 at the Royal College of Arts and Crafts in Munich. Shortly before 1900, he joined the metal workshop Josef Winhart & Co. in Munich, where he was the director of design. In 1906, he joined the services of Eugen Ehrenboeck, a competing Munich metal workshop and in the same year renamed, “E. & L Ehrenboeck Vierthaler.” In 1915, Vierthaler established a workshop and professorship at the College of Arts & Crafts in Hanover, Germany.


  1. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
    Thanks. It is VERY difficult to photograph because of the surface sheen and the size. I tried many different locations, lighting set-ups, etc. Not my best work, but until I get a bigger photo kit...this is it. Cheers.
  2. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 6 years ago
    I can just imagine seeing this in person. Beautiful.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.