Likoerglas (Liqueur Glass)

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Likoerglas (Liqueur Glass)

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Object Name: 
Likoerglas (Liqueur Glass)
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Overall H: 9.5 cm, Diam (max): 5.3 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Richard Riemerschmid was a leading German designer, architect, and painter. Inspired by the British Arts and Crafts movement and the Gothic Revival style, his designs are characterized by pure lines, historical references, and quality craftsmanship. Riemerschmid was instrumental in the founding of two Munich-based crafts associations: the Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk (United Workshops for Art in Handicrafts) in 1897 and the Deutscher Werkbund (German Association of Craftsmen) in 1907. This activity helped to establish the groundwork for the Jugendstil (Youth Style) movement in Germany and encouraged an alliance between German industry and the decorative arts, for which the best-known model was Walter Gropius’s (German, 1883–1969) vision for the Bauhaus. Widely recognized for his furniture designs, especially his machine-made furniture (Machinenmöbel), Riemerschmid designed products in various materials, including metalwork, ceramics, textiles, and glass. The Benedikt von Poschinger glassworks, like other German manufacturers at the turn of the 20th century, sought to improve the quality of its wares by employing new industrial technologies and by inviting well-known designers, such as Riemerschmid, to develop products. Riemerschmid embraced industrialization, but he maintained a connection with Germany’s pre-industrial roots by incorporating references to historical German glass in his designs. This liqueur glass, for example, features a “kick,” in which the base of the foot is pushed up slightly, a detail characteristic of early German glass. The vessel’s green bowl, which rests atop a colorless stem, calls to mind traditional German Waldglas (forest glass) of the Middle Ages. For more information, see Art Nouveau in Munich: Masters of Jugendstil from the Stadtmuseum, Munich, and Other Public and Private Collections, ed. Kathryn Hiesinger, [Philadelphia]: Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Prestel, 1988, pp. 107–147.
Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen GmBH, Source
Primary Description: 
Likoerglas (Liqueur Glass). Colorless and green glass; optic-molded and blown. The hemispherical bowl is made of green glass with a thicker knob-like element at the base, where it joins the colorless blown stem. The base of the applied, thicker foot, made of colorless glass, has been tooled to make a "kick."
Major Glass, Library Acquisitions Added to Corning Museum Collection (2015) illustrated, p. 326 (top); BIB# 705344
The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2014 (2015) illustrated, p. 37 (#23); BIB# AI100547