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Prutscher Otto


Wiener Werkstätte
About the artist 1880 – Vienna – 1949
Designed by Otto Prutscher, Vienna, 1909
Executed by Wiener Werkstätte, model no. M 1275
Material Alpacca, chased and silver plated; on the base there are 40 ivory squares mounted in metal, crowned by a female nude carved in white ivory; four bulbs, newly rewired, silver plating slightly scuffed at some points, silk lampshade replaced, excellent original condition.
Dimensions H 67 cm, Ø 37 cm
Provenance private collection, Germany
Literature A contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte photographic archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. WWF 97-46-4
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This standard lamp is depicted in the Wiener Werkstätte photo book (WW 97, vol. 9, p. 46-4). There is a sketch in the model book (32, metal 4, p. 1275) with a note: “O. Prutscher, 17.12.1909, für Herrenzimmer Böhler“ [for the Böhler study]. Only one of these was ever made and sold for the more than impressive price of 1,200 kronen. We would like to thank Frau Hermi Schedlmayer (author of an Otto Prutscher catalogue raisonné to be published soon) for the kind information.

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