Marianne Brandt, 3 Napkin Holders, Ruppelwerk, Germany, c. 1930

Item no. 137030-11
Sold for470
  • Details


    • White alloy, enameled
    • Germany, c. 1930
    • Design: Marianne Brandt (1893-1983) – best-known female Bauhaus artist
    • Manufacturer: Metallwarenfabrik Ruppelwerk, Gotha
    • Manufacturer’s mark on the underside: Star, ‘Ruppel’ and ‘mehrfach geschützt’
    • Literature: Die Metallwerkstatt am Bauhaus, Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin, 1992, Ill. 116.
    • Overall dimensions: 21 x 13 cm and 19,5 x 10,5 cm
    • Good condition
    • Exceptional trio of napkin holders in triangular, reticulated form on conical and volute foot
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
    Checked by the Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

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    These three napkin holders were designed around 1930 by one of the key figures of the German Bauhaus, Marianne Brandt (1893-1983), for the metal factory Ruppelwerk. They are made of red and turquoise enameled white alloy and have a triangular, reticulated body on a stepped, conical and volute feet.

    The napkin holders are in good original condition showing some loss of color on the surface. The pieces are marked underneath with a star, the manufacturer’s mark, ‘Ruppel’, and ‘mehrfach geschützt’. The dimensions are 21 x 13 cm (wxh).

    Marianne Brandt (1893-1983)
    Marianne Brandt (born Marianne Liebe) was the best-known female artist of the Bauhaus and her work is an essential contribution to 20th century industrial design. Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Paul Klee (1879-1940) were among her teachers. Brandt predominantly designed everyday objects like teapots, ashtrays or napkin holders and later focused on the design of lamps.

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