Vally Wieselthier for Wiener Werkstätte, 1928    A Large Pottery Head of a Woman 36cm high, relief m
Lot 144
Vally Wieselthier for Wiener Werkstätte, 1928 A Large Pottery Head of a Woman 36cm high, relief marks to side of base 'VW' and 'WW', impressed marks to underside with no. '527' and 'Made in Austria'
Sold for £15,275 (US$ 25,674) inc. premium
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Vally Wieselthier for Wiener Werkstätte, 1928

Footnotes

  • See original drawing for this piece, as per 'Wiener Werkstatte Keramik, Band 1: Originalkeramiken 1920-1931', by Waltraud Neuwirth, Vienna 1981, p.321

    Wieselthier emphasised in two separate interviews ('Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration 1922 and 1926), that she put great emphasis on the interaction between Art (Kunst) and Handicraft (Kunsthandwerk). In fact, Art and Handicraft must be as linked to eachother as colour is to a painting. She maintained that she was proud to be a craftsman and that the artistic element came naturally as she was working.

    See 'Wiener Keramik', by Waltraud Neuwirth, Klinkhardt & Biermann 1974
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