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Fruit Basket, 1904

Leopold Museum,
Vienna
Silver
5.4×16.4×16.4 cm

Artists

  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Currently on display at OG4
Like Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), Koloman Moser (1868–1918), too, developed lattice objects which are hardly distinguishable from the latticeworks created by Hoffmann on account of their similarities. 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
  • Koloman Moser
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
Title
Fruit Basket
Date
1904
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Category
Arts and crafts
Material​/technique
Silver
Dimensions
5.4×16.4×16.4 cm
Signature
Hallmarks: rose mark, [?], WW, Austrian/Hungarian Diana head mark, KM
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6090
Inventory access
Accession 2017
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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Provenance

Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Privatsammlung Leopold, Wien; (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (2017);

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kaufvertrag und Rechnung Nr. 1/2017 vom 03.07.2017

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