Art Nouveau Owl

Catalog No. 1719

Pottery or stoneware, threaded relief, 2.0L, 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 München 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.

Master stein to No. 1720. See also No. 1717.

Price Range: $200-$300

RM 1719
RM 1719

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