Item number: 59035
Art Déco 800 grade silver vase,
Schwäbisch Gmünd circa 1925 by Otto Wolter
Vase standing on a flat plate base, the cylindrical baluster merging into the slender container formed by four interlocking semi-circular tubular shapes.
A very imaginatively conceived Art Deco vase that is extraordinarily modern in its simplicity.
Until the Second World War, Schwäbisch Gmünd was, along with Pforzheim, one of the centres in southern Germany for the production of silverware.
22.9 cm / 9.01″ tall; 138.4 g / 4.44 oz
Any decoration shown serves solely to illustrate the proportions and does not form part of the offer.
The Otto wolter silversmithy in Schwäbisch Gmünd
The silversmithy was founded in 1875 by the engraver and silversmith Otto Wolter and remained in the Wolter family until 1992. The company specialised in the production of silverware in various styles, as well as silver mountings for glassware and porcelain. Otto Wolter’s silverware often shows clear references to the ornamental designs of Dagobert Peche and the Wiener Werkstätte or the austere designs of Wolfgang Tümpel and the Bauhaus.
Wilhelm Kucher is documented as the designer until 1959 and Roland Riedel from 1961 until the sale of the company. In 1992, the company was sold to Robbe & Berking, which still carries out some of Otto Wolter’s designs today.