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Part of a Writing Set, Sponge Bowl, 1903

Leopold Museum,
Copper, silver-plated
3.8×12.7×12.7 cm


  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Unfortunately not on display at the moment
This sponge bowl is part of a comprehensive writing set executed in 1903 by the Wiener Werkstätte to Koloman Moser’s (1868–1918) designs. The article of daily use made from silver-plated copper is characterized by its simple round shape and plain decor. The bowl’s only adornments consist of a decorative hammered finish, which was highly popular at the time, as well as six decorative spheres. These design elements can also be found in the matching Pen Cleaner, Paperweight and Ink Well.

Object data

  • Design: Koloman Moser
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
Part of a Writing Set, Sponge Bowl
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Arts and crafts
Copper, silver-plated
3.8×12.7×12.7 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6092
Inventory access
Accession 2017
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).
  • 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 research
Leopold Museum i

Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.-2010);
Dr. Elisabeth Leopold, Wien (2010-2017); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2017).

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

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