Lot 79: Ida Schwetz-Lehmann, Madonna with Child, Wiener Werkstätte, 19
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Pottery, glazed white
Design: Ida Schwetz-Lehmann (1883-1971), 1923
Wiener Werkstätte established in 1903
Underside with makers mark, Made in Austria and impressed numbers
Art Deco pottery figure of Madonna carrying Child Jesus on her arms
Her coat is flatting revealing numerous putti heads
Height: 34 cm
Provenance: private property Berlin, Germany
The figure is in good overall condition with minor signs of age and wear. The edges in places with tiny chips, the surface partially displays craquelure.
Ida Schwetz-Lehmann (1883-1971)
The daughter of sculptor Bruno Lehmann was born on the 26th of April, 1883, in Vienna. Together with Rosa Neuwirth and Helene Johnová she founded the Keramische Werkgenossenschaft in 1911. Schwetz-Lehmann supplied various workshops with numerous designs, among them the Wiener Werkstätte, Keramos and Gmundner Keramik.
Wiener Werkstätte (est. 1903)
In intense contact with English and Scottish Art Nouveau artists and representatives of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Wiener Werkstätte developed its own elegant style under Josef Hoffmann, who was one of the founding members. Already in the first years, artists created preferably jewelry. Especially silver was beaten, chased and patinated for the production of collars, necklaces, rings and brooches.
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