Footed Bowl

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Object Name: 
Footed Bowl
Accession Number: 
74.3.24 C
Overall H: 8.7 cm; Rim Diam (max): 12.1 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
The Viennese architect and designer Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) deplored the poor quality of mass-produced objects. His preference for well-crafted everyday wares echoed the aims of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement in England. Hoffmann, who belonged to the avant-garde group of Austrian artists known as the Vienna Sezession, founded the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop) in 1903. It produced all kinds of decorative arts, from jewelry to complete room decorations. Vienna’s Die Fledermaus (The Bat), designed by Hoffmann and others in 1907, is one of the Wiener Werkstätte’s most recognized interiors. Inspired by artistic cabarets in Paris and Munich, it promoted the Werkstätte’s design philosophy. In glass, Hoffmann’s work is characterized by simple, full forms and spare, usually geometric decoration. This set of glasses was probably made at Meyr’s Neffe, one of the Bohemian glassworks that fabricated the Wiener Werkstätte’s designs.
Brown, Robert K., Source
Primary Description: 
Footed Bowl. Transparent royal blue lead glass; blown into mold, rim and foot ground, polished. Low wide bowl, slightly flared rim, joined to small hollow conical foot.
Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937
Corning Museum of Glass 2018-06-23 through 2019-01-06
Today, we think of architects as people who design buildings, construct skylines, and help create the visual identities of our cities and towns. But at the turn of the 20th century in Europe, the term architect applied not just to people who designed buildings, but to people who designed all aspects of interior decoration. They believed their role was to seamlessly integrate a modern aesthetic into all aspects of daily life. For these architects, furniture, ceramics, textiles, and glass, played an essential role in completing their new artistic vision. Glass of this period emerged from a confluence of ideas, individuals, and cultures, and reflected a spirit of modernity. Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 explores this transformative period in Austrian design. Approximately 170 objects, including the installation of Josef Hoffmann’s complete room, Boudoir d’une grande vedette (first displayed at the 1937 Paris World Exhibition), illustrate the immense variety of techniques and varied aesthetics of Austrian glass during this period. Together, architects and designers built upon existing traditions of glassmaking by leveraging the network of design and technical schools, and relying on manufacturers, retailers, and exhibitions to promote and disseminate their ideas on a global scale. Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 is a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO. At the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, the exhibition was curated by Rainald Franz, MAK Curator, Glass and Ceramics Collection.
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-05-19 through 2005-10-30
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, pp. 110-111; BIB# 130360
The Magic of Ceramics (2012) illustrated, p. 49 (fig. 3-23); BIB# 167897
The Tradition of the Avant-Garde: Bohemian Glass, 1820-1935 (2005) illustrated, p. 5, left; BIB# AI65626
The Gather (2004) illustrated, p. 5;
Five Thousand Years of Glass (Rev ed.) (2004) illustrated, t.p.; BIB# 98761
Glass in Art, History, and Science at The Corning Museum of Glass (2003) illustrated, p. 72, #24; BIB# AI64198
The Magic of Ceramics (2000) illustrated, p. 53 (fig. 3-23); BIB# 63974
Five Thousand Years of Glass (Paperback) (1995) illustrated, t. p.; BIB# 27096
Glass, 5000 Years (1991) illustrated, title page; BIB# 33963
Five Thousand Years of Glass (British Museum Press) (1991) illustrated, t.p.; BIB# 34319
Cinquemila anni di vetro (1991) illustrated, t.p.; BIB# 35145
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 103, #88; BIB# 33211
Glas des 20. Jahrhunderts: Jugendstil, Art Deeco (1983) illustrated, pp. 15, fig. 15; BIB# 22727