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Candy Basket, c. 1906

Leopold Museum,
Wien © Collection Richard Grubman
Silver
13×27.5×14 cm

Artists

  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Like Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), Koloman Moser (1868–1918), too, developed latticed objects which are hardly distinguishable from Hoffmann’s on account of their stylistic similarities (LM-4523). As the Wiener Werkstätte’s model books illustrate, Moser was the first to design an object with the typical square pattern in 1904 in the shape of his Flower Stand. He subsequently created a series of perforated vessels, such as tabletops, vases and baskets. The items were produced in an upmarket and a cheaper version, depending on the materials used. They were either fashioned from white-varnished sheet iron or from high-quality silver. Along with the material, customers also had a choice of different patterns. One and the same basket could be executed with a square, cloverleaf or flower pattern, though all designs had to adhere to a strictly geometrical shape specification.

Object data

Artist/author
  • Design: Koloman Moser
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
Title
Candy Basket
Date
c. 1906
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Category
Arts and crafts
Material​/technique
Silver
Dimensions
13×27.5×14 cm
Credit line of the permanent loan
Collection Richard Grubman
Selection of Reference works
  • Koloman Moser- Die Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold/Stefan Kutzenberger, Wien 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 18.01.2018-10.06.2018).
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).
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