December 16, 2012

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 119: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Lot 119: Joseph Maria Olbrich

Rare teapot

Designed 1903
Copper with repoussé decoration, brass, pewter wash interior

Studio

Impressed/stamped "I" underside

8" x 6" diameter (12" diameter with spout and handle)

Sold by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to benefit future acquisitions

Literature: Ulmer, Renate, and Joseph Maria Olbrich. Architecture: Complete Report of the Original Plates 1901-1914. New York: Rizzoli, 1988. p 71.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $11,250
Inventory Id: 4026

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Only one other example of the teapot is known to exist. Olbrich designed various pewter wares for manufacturer Eduard Hueck; however, this form was only ever executed by hand for specific clients.

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