Michael Powolny, Centerpiece, Wiener Keramik, 1907

Item no. 329664-10
  • Details


    • Ivory ceramic body,  polychrome glaze
    • Design: Michael Powolny (1871-1954) –Austrian ceramic designer and sculptor, 1907
    • Wiener Keramik, Kunstkeramische Werkstätten, est. 1905-1912, c. 1908
    • Underside with impressed manufactory mark and modeler's mark as well as with model number '113 S'
    • Circular centerpiece, carried by three putti
    • Height: 21.2 cm; Diameter: 24.2 cm
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    Powolny’s favorite and most well-known motif is the cherub. Countless designs of putti were realized by the artist.


    The centerpice is in good condition bearing minor signs of age and wear. The glaze with manufacture-related craquelure. Manufacture flaws can be found in places. Occasionally smallest touch-ups as well as restorations,e .g. in the area of the puttis' feet and legs.

    Michael Powolny (1871-1954)

    Michael Powolny was born in 1871 in the Austrian town of Judenburg in Styria and was a successful Austrian ceramics designer and sculptor. From 1891 to 1894, he attended the Fachhochschule für Tonindustrie in Znojmo and then studied at the Vienna Arts and Crafts School for seven years. In 1905, he founded the Wiener Keramik along with Bertold Löffler; the distribution was taken over by the Wiener Werkstätte after about a year. Powolny’s work - he created designs for series products as well as individual decorative pieces - have been shown at numerous international exhibitions and are highly sought after collectors’ items. (nlu)

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