This listing has ended. The seller has relisted this item or one like this.

 
Posts to:
Worldwide
Delivery:
Visit Shop:
room_606
 
Posts to:
Worldwide

Details about  Brass Water jug Fischer 1910s Werkbund Bauhaus Jugendstil Modernist Riemerschmid

Brass Water jug Fischer 1910s Werkbund Bauhaus Jugendstil Modernist Riemerschmid See original listing
Brass-Water-jug-Fischer-1910s-Werkbund-Bauhaus-Jugendstil-Modernist-Riemerschmid
Item Ended
Item condition:
--not specified
Ended:
28 Aug, 2012 19:01:59 BST
Price:
£300.00
Postage:
£6.20 Standard Delivery | See details
Item location:
Canterbury, United Kingdom

Description

eBay item number:
400312740722
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
ecirG M
kraP ssenisuB mahretaW ,52 tinU
daoR teertshgiH
mahsrevaF
tneK
JE9 31EM
modgniK detinU

:enohP559071|77970
:liamEmoc.tenretnitb@77stnauab

Item specifics

Style/ Period:

Modernist

Original/Repro:

Original




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.




From collectibles to electronics, buy and sell all kinds of items on eBay Stores
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.


Non-payment

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

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.





Click to see supersized image



Click to see supersized image



Click to see supersized image



Click to see supersized image






CURRENTLY FOR SALE IN OTHER LISTINGS


An Austrian Art Nouveau basket designed by Hans Ofner for Argentor, Vienna, c. 1910 


Click to see supersized image


A Napkin Holder by Marianne Brandt, c.1930


Click to see supersized image
 

DEUTSCHE BAU AUSSTELLUNG: An original Modernist Poster by HYMMEN, dated 1949



Click to see supersized image

A Modernist Desktop Weather Station by Lufft, Germany, c.1935 


Click to open supersize image


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 


Click to view supersize image



Click to view supersize image



Original aluminium storage drawers [6] designed for Ernst May's modernist New Frankfurt housing program, 1926 


Click to view supersized image



Modernist Letter Scales after Marianne Brandt, c.1935


Click to view supersize image


Midgard task lamp by Curt Fischer, c.1935


Click to view supersize image

A Braun DW 30 digital wristwatch by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs, 1978


Click to view supersized image

There is more in my eBay store. Please see my other items






Business seller information

Returns policy

Return policy details
Refund upom safe return (by arrangement) if not as described. Please see item description for more details.
Most Buy It Now purchases are protected by the Distance Selling Regulations, which allow you to cancel the purchase within seven working 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.

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.




00000

Place bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Postage:
Import charges:
Your maximum bid:
Your maximum bid:
Please read the full listing. By clicking Confirm bid you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You will enter a binding contract.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Postage Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Cancel
Loading...
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
d
h
m
s
day
hour
hours
Free P&P
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
Increase maximum bid
Place bid
Confirm bid
Increase maximum bid
Cancel
Change bid
Close
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again.
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it.
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win.
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy it now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy it now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
day
hour
min
sec
days
hours
mins
secs
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Close
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.