Art Nouveau Hearts Design

Catalog No. 1737

Stoneware, threaded relief, 2.0L or 1.0L, pewter lid.
Design attributed to “Kunstgewerblehrer Schmidt”.

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.

See also Nos. 1711 and 1736.

Price Ranges
2.0L: $200-$300
1.0L: $150-$225

     
     
RM 1737 (1.0L)
RM 1737 (1.0L)

 
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