European Applied Art
European Applied Art | Auction: 15.05.2019 | Preview: 10.05.2019 - 13.05.2019

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Lot 98

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Design Henry van de Velde, ca. 1910, executed by Martin Mayer, Mainz.

Silver. Ivory. Slightly flared lower area, cylindrical wall above. Upper part in stylized tendrils
openwork with cartouche on the front side. The hinged lid underlaid with ivory and floral
relief decoration.. Ca. 68g. Height 9cm.

Crescent & crown, standard 800 or 900 (slightly indistinct), workshop stamp Martin Mayer, number 68. Condition A/B.

Private collection Hessen.

- Föhl, Thomas & Neumann, Antje (Hrsg.): Henry van de Velde - Raumkunst und Kunsthandwerk - Ein Werkverzeichnis in sechs Bänden, Bd.1, Metallkunst, Leipzig 2009. For the comission by Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar see p.94ff.
- Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo von: Metallkunst der Moderne - Bröhan-Museum, Leipzig 2001, Band IV Metallkunst, Bröhan-Museum 1990, p.18ff.
- Ulmer, Renate: Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt, Darmstadt 1990.
- Wiench, Peter (Redak.): Das große Lexikon der Antiquitäten, Hamburg 1980, S.524. The model described and pictured.

His first major order for holloware Henry van de Velde got on the occasion of the wedding of his donor, the grand duke Wilehlm Ernst of Saxony-Weimar and Princess Caroline of Reuß on the 30 th April 1903. The order, on behalf of the civil service, included 355 pieces in total.
The models were developed in close cooperation with the Weimar court jeweller Theodor Müller. Due to the size of the order, however, the execution of the service was handed over to the Bremer Silberwarenfabrik Koch & Bergfeld, but the work was probably only provided with the signets van de Veldes and Theodor Müllers (Föhl & Neumann, 2009, p.96 and p.98). The gift for the Grand Ducal Table aroused great enthusiasm among contemporaries and in the following years the range of van de Velde's silver designs grew steadily (ibid. p.100ff.).

Another mustard jug can be found in the collection of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg (Wiech, 1980).

The Mainz silverware factory Martin Mayer also executed designs of the artists from the Darmstädter Mathildenhöhe, such as for example for Patriz Huber (Ulmer, 1990, pp.117ff.) or Peter Behrens
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Silber   20. Jahrhundert   Senfgefäß   van de Velde, Henry  

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