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Design Sketch for a Teapot, 1921

Leopold Museum,
Pencil, colored pencil on paper
28.4×22.4 cm


  • Dagobert Peche

    (St. Michael im Lungau 1887–1923 Mödling)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
This design sketch for a teapot by architect, designer and graphic artist Dagobert Peche (1887–1923), dated 1921, exemplifies the first fixation of an artistic idea. Peche used pencil and colored pencils for the drawing on squared paper. The approximately oval shape of the teapot is kept simple but elegant: The actual body of the vessel with spout and handle is supported by a conical base and capped by a lid with round knob. The blue coloring running along the facets suggests that the object was meant to be made in glazed ceramic or porcelain. Additional decorative elements like grapes, a flower and a star are indicated in pencil. A horizontal line labeled “Sugar” marks out the height of the sugar bowl of the intended tea service. In the bottom right corner, the artist monogrammed and dated the sheet with his unmistakable signet.

Object data

  • Dagobert Peche
Design Sketch for a Teapot
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Graphic work
Pencil, colored pencil on paper
28.4×22.4 cm
Monogrammed and dated in pencil, lower right: DP 21; designated in pencil, top center, underlined: Tee; designated in pencil, center: Zucker
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1713
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Linie und Form. 100 Meisterzeichnungen aus der Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Franz Smola/Fritz Koreny, Wien 2014 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 23.05.2014–20.10.2014).

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