Art Nouveau Owl

Catalog No. 1717

Pottery or stoneware, threaded relief, 0.5L, pewter lid.
Design attributed to �Kunstgewerblehrer Schmidt�.

�Es ist erreicht� wenn du daraus dir �Weisheit� angetrunken.�
(It is accomplished when you get �wisdom� by drinking from it.)

This is one some half-dozen designs listed in old Merkelbach catalogs as having been provided by �Kunstgewerbelehrer (Arts & Crafts Teacher) Schmidt�. Although the actual identity of this designer is today uncertain, Dr. Graham Dry, in his 1981 book entitled R. Merkelbach: Grenzhausen und M�nchen suggests that he might have been either: Adolf Schmidt, a drawing teacher at the Trade School in Wiesbaden; or Prof. Philip Schmidt, director of the Arts and Crafts School in Erfurt.

See also Nos. 1719 and 1720.

Price Range: $125-$175

RM 1717
RM 1717

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