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.
Otto Eckmann (attr.) Pair Of Hand Wrought Iron Floral Candlesticks c. 1900
OTTO ECKMANN attr. (1865-1902) Germany
Pair of candlesticks c. 1900
Hand-wrought iron with floral and foliage design
H: 12 ¼” x W: 8 ¼”
Otto Eckmann (19 November 1865 – 11 June 1902) was a German painter and graphic artist. He was a prominent member of the “floral” branch of Jugendstil. Otto Eckmann was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1865. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg and Nuernberg and at the academy in Munich. In 1894, Eckmann gave up painting (and auctioned off his works) in order to concentrate on applied design. He began producing graphic work for the magazines Pan in 1895 and Jugend in 1896. He also designed book covers for the publishers Cotta, Diederichs, Scherl and Seemann, as well as the logo for the publishing house S. Fischer Verlag. In 1897 he taught ornamental painting at the Unterrichtsanstalt des Königlichen Kunstgewerbemuseums in Berlin. In 1899, he designed the logo for the magazine Die Woche. From 1900 to 1902, Eckmann did graphic work for the Allgemeine Elektrizitätsgesellschaft (AEG). During this time, he designed the fonts Eckmann (in 1900) and Fette Eckmann (in 1902), probably the most common Jugendstil fonts still in use today.