Lot: 31

Henry van de Velde, Underplate, 1902/03

Henry van de Velde. Very rare Underplate, 1902/1903. Silver, whiplash decoration in relief. Production: Theodor Müller, Weimar or Koch & Bergfeld, Bremen. D. 27.7 cm. Weight: 657 grams. Inscribed: Artist's signet 925 crescent crown.

'The relief decoration of the flag in the form of stylized waves is subtly raised and resembles the whiplash motif of the Meissen porcelain service created at the same time. The plate was designed as part of the silver gift for the wedding of the Grand Duke of Weimar.

A copy of this plate was listed in the exhibition catalog at the 'Linie und Form' exhibition in Krefeld in 1904 and was subsequently acquired by the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, where it is still located today. (catalog raisonné Vol. I, p. 143/144).

Provenance: Estate of Theodor Koerner Jr., Kunsthandel Berlin.

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Hammer Price: 31,000 €

K-13 - Auction May 2024
04. May 2024 at 11:00 AM CEST


Thomas Föhl, Antje Neumann, Henry van de Velde, Catalogue raisonné, Vol. 1, Metal Art, Leipzig 2009, No. I.2.19.