Vienna 1872 –1936
Hamburg sculptor and arts and crafts designer
Studied at the Academy in Munich; 1901–1902 at the School of Arts and Crafts in Vienna. From 1907, he taught at the School of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg. In 1908 and 1909, he took part in the Vienna Kunstschau with decorative figures. He also took part in the sculptural decoration of the Steinhof church, the sanatorium at Purkersdorf, the sales premises of the Wiener Werkstätte and the Palais Stoclet in Brussels. Ref.: W. Neuwirth, Wiener Keramik, Brunswick, 1974, p. 213
This piece was presented for the first time at the 1906 Wiener Werkstätte exhibition "Der gedeckte Tisch" (laid table) as part of an elegant table setting. In addition, the figurine was shown at the 1908 Kunstschau in the flower stand of the breakfast room (room 49) as well as above the showcase by Otto Prutscher from the room of an art lover.