Details about Brass Water jug Fischer 1910s Werkbund Bauhaus Jugendstil Modernist RiemerschmidSee original listing
28 Aug, 2012 19:01:59 BST
£19.16 Royal Mail International Signed | See details
International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges. help icon for delivery - opens a layer
International delivery - items may be subject to customs processing depending on the item's declared value.
Sellers set the item's declared value and must comply with customs declaration laws.
As the buyer, you should be aware of possible:
- delays from customs inspection.
- import duties and taxes which buyers must pay.
- brokerage fees payable at the point of delivery.
Your country's customs office can offer more details, or visit eBay's page on international trade.
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1/1Feedback on our suggestions
A water jug by F. & R. Fischer, Germany, pre-1915
** Please scroll down for more pictures
The jug is of spherical form with cup-shaped lid and curving thumb-rest and raffia covered handle. The jug itself is executed in hand hammered copper while the spout, thumb-rest and handle in brass. It has interior pewter plating and bears the Fischer factory mark (two fish in an oval) the underside.
Size: It stands at about 22 cm or 9 inches in height.
Condition: Very good original condition, with only minor surface signs of age and use. There are no significant damages - just a couple of minor bumps to the metal. The fragile raffia handle is fragile but in good condition.
This is a historically significant and extremely rare find dating from the end of the Art Nouveau period. A significant precursor of modernism, this design is held in the collection of the Bröhan Museum of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism, in Berlin and illustrated and described in the museum's catalogue, Modern Art of Metalwork, on page 155. Another example of this jug is on display at the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin.
It also appeared in the Deutsches Warenbuch of 1915 and bears close comparison to contemporary Deutscher Werkbund pieces by Peter Behrens, Bruno Paul, Josef Maria Olbrich and Richard Riemerschmid and others. In fact, in some volumes the design is firmly attributed to Riemerschmid, although this is not substantiated by Brohan, probably the most authoritative source.
The Deutscher Werkbund (DWB) was a group founded by Peter Behrens and Josef Hoffmann and involving Walter Gropius among others to promote the marriage of artistic endeavour with mass production. They went on to exert enormous influence in the progess of modernist design and functionalism, particularly in the formation of the Bauhaus.
F. & R. Fischer operated from a factory in Göppingen, southern Germany. Little is known about precisely which designers contributed designs for them, but their consciously functional and forward-looking workbetrays the influence of Art Nouveau, the Wiener Werkstatte and Jan Eisenloeffel among others.
I ship WORLDWIDE and pack to a professional standard. Please see my feedback page for eleven years of previous customer testimonies.
Text and photographs © Room 606 (2012). All rights reserved.
IMPORTANT There are many more items in my shop that don't appear in regular item searches. So please click the link to my shop above and browse the category menu on the left.
NEW! Now you can sign up for a regular e-mail bulletin detailing my latest finds and offers by adding me to your list of favourite sellers. The e-mail is free, eBay system generated (so your e-mail address remains private) and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my eBay Shop to your Favourites
Payment and Postage
Paypal is accepted and I do not add a surcharge to cover their fees. UK buyers only may also pay by cheque or postal order. If it's a cheque, please allow 7 to 10 days for it to clear. In exceptional circumstances it may be possible for overseas customers to pay another means such as bank transfer in GBP£ by arrangement.
All buyers please make contact within 3 days of auction. Payment is required within 7 days. If you can't see the postage price for your country please wait for me to send you a Paypal invoice.
All non-paying bidders are, without exception, reported to eBay. This is not done out of anger, or for the sake of being vindictive, but because eBay charges retrospective fees calculated on the actual sale price of items and this money needs to be retrieved. Believe me it is hard enough to make ends meet on here as it is! Thank you for your understanding. Please refer to eBay's policy on non-payment for more information, including its ramifications for the bidder. If you have any doubts, please do ask before bidding.
Condition of items
Please note that, unless clearly stated otherwise, my listings are for vintage/antique objects and therefore, by definition, are not going to be in the same condition you would expect from a brand new item. Please be assured that I always endeavour to offer the most accurate description possible of the item's condition and take multiple illustrative photographs.
Vintage electrical items
Unless clearly stated otherwise in the description, vintage electrical items are sold in their original condition and without electrical guarantee. They must always be safety checked by a qualified electrician before use in the country of use.
Returns are possible, if reported within 7 days and by prior arrangement, if a mistake has been made in the listing and the item is not as described, but for no other reason. Unfortunately simple buyer's remorse cannot qualify and the cost of return postage is not included in any refund.
A hammered copper bowl by the Bauhaus student Hans Przyrembel, c.1935
Click to view supersize image
A Model 6614 modernist wall lamp by Christian Dell, c.1940
Return policy details
Refund upom safe return (by arrangement) if not as described. Please see item description for more details.
Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Find out more about your rights as a buyer - opens in a new window or tab and exceptions - opens in a new window or tab.