Oswald Haerdtl / J. C. Klinkosch Vienna Hand mirror c. 1940
OSWALD HAERDTL (1899-1959) Austria
J.C. KLINKOSCH Vienna
Hand mirror c. 1940
Handwrought and hand hammered silver in a contoured organic form, the top inset panel is turquoise and peach colored champleve enamel with silver cloisons in the form of a meandering branches.
Marks: J.C.K. (maker’s monogram), Klinkosch touch marks, 800 and toucan mark (Vienna silver standard marks)
For more information and other works see: Oswald Haerdtl 1899-1959, introd. Johannes Spalt (Vienna: Hochschule für angewandte Kunst, 1978); Oswald Haerdtl, Architekt und Designer (1899-1959), Adolphe Stiller (Salzburg: Verlag Anton Pustet, 2000); Art Nouveau and Art Deco Silver, Annelies Krekel-Aalberse (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989).
L: 10 1/2″
Haerdtl shared an architectural practice with Josef Hoffmann in the early 1930s, was later honored by the Austrian government to design the Austrian pavilion at the 1937 International Exhibition in Paris.
Grosfeld House New York (attr.) Modern / Art Deco Lucite Stool c. 1940
Grosfeld House New York
Lucite stool circa 1940.
Cylindrical lucite base stool with gold lucite wrap like connecting elements, silk upholstery.
H: 16 1/4″ x W: 13 1/2″ x D: 16 1/2″
Grosfeld House Furniture Company manufactured some iconic designs of the twentieth century. Some of the great designers that work for the company were Vladimir Kagan and Lorin Jackson. They produced some of the earliest chairs using Lucite starting in the 1930’s and through the Post War Era.