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Kirschner Marie


Loetz Witwe
About the artist Prague 1852 – 1931 Košátky
Designed by Marie Kirschner, 1905
Executed by Lötz Witwe Klostermühle
Décor pensée verlaufend
Shape 1905, com. 1090/176
Marked MK engraved
Material Clear glass, optically blown, soft purple iridescent, excellent original condition
Dimensions H 12.5 cm, Ø 25.5 cm
Provenance Provenance: private property, Germany
Literature H. Ricke (ed.), Lötz, Böhmisches Glas 1880–1940, vol. 2, Munich, 1989, p. 351 (paper pattern)
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Marie Kirschner (1852-1931) was a German-Czech glass artist. In addition to employees from Lötz and to Bakalowits, Kirschner, as an outside artist, had the greatest influence on factory series production in the first decade of the 20th century. A good precondition for this was her family's friendship with the Spaun family. From 1900 to 1914 Kirschner created the most extensive collection of personal needs that a single artist had ever realized at Lötz. In addition, she also made designs for normal factory production. Her aim was the highest possible aesthetics in connection with practical use thus to encourage constant use. Her work is characterized by geometric shapes and sometimes unusual handles, sleek elegance, a subtle surface design and gradual colour tones. With her glasses, Marie Kirschner made an internationally notable contribution to the design of the turn of the 20th century, anticipating features of functionalism. Ref.: H. Ricke (ed.), Lötz, Böhmisches Glas 1880–1940, vol. 1, Munich, 1989, p. 198-215

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