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Flower Pot, c. 1913

Leopold Museum,
Ceramic, colored glazed
15×16×15.6 cm


  • Bertold Löffler

    (Nieder-Rosenthal near Reichenberg/district of Liberec 1874–1960 Vienna)

  • Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik
Currently on display at OG4
Together with Michael Powolny (1871–1954), the painter, graphic artist and designer Bertold Löffler (1874–1960) founded the ceramics workshop Wiener Keramik in 1905. The company closely collaborated with the Wiener Werkstätte, was taken over in 1913 by Gmundner Keramik, and successfully continued under the name Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik. This flower pot was produced after the merger of the two manufactories. With its geometrical stylized repertoire of forms it is still indebted to Viennese Jugendstil. Löffler’s design features a cube that is open at the top. Its four square walls are decorated with singing birds, perching on tendrilous branches with blue flowers and pale green leaves against a gold-colored background.

Object data

  • Design: Bertold Löffler
  • Execution: Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik
Flower Pot
c. 1913
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte, Art Nouveau
Arts and crafts
Ceramic, colored glazed
15×16×15.6 cm
On the bottom logo: Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik: numbered: 84
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4598
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).
  • Thomas Arlt/Arthur Weilinger: Wiener Keramik. Berthold Löffler. Michael Powolny. Werkverzeichnis, Wien 2018.
Catalogue raisonne
  • Arlt/Weilinger 2018: WK84

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

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