Behrens house, Artists Colony Darmstadt, Art Nouveau silver cutlery

RARE GERMAN ART NOUVEAU SILVER CUTLERY by PETER BEHRENS for House BEHRENS in DARMSTADT, GERMANY 1900

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Item No. 1088
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Cutlery,
German Art Nouveau silver,
Design: Peter Behrens (1868-1940), around 1900/1901
Pattern: House Behrens
Execution: Silberwarenfabrik M.J. Rueckert, Mainz, silver 800
– 1 inch (inches) = 2.54 inches –
Flatware, silver, z. T. gilded, steel blades. The best was designed in the context of the Darmstaedter exhibition 1901 for the dining room of the house Behrens.

Literature: Catalog, Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt, page 8

Condition: very good

Keyword: sterling silver flatware silver flatware silverware artist colony Darmstadt
Peter Behrens [Hamburg 1868 – 1940 Berlin] German painter u. Graphic artist, architect, designer for furniture, arts and crafts, writing. Studied painting in Karlsruhe and Düsseldorf. Co-founder of the Munich Secession in 1892, co-founder of the Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk in 1897 with Richard Riemerschmid, Bruno Paul u. others. 1903-07 Head of the Düsseldorf School of Applied Arts, since 1907 artistic advisor to the AEG Berlin. Up to this point he designed numerous arts and crafts pieces, cutlery, furniture, industrial and representation buildings. In 1922, he became urban designs for major Berlin buildings in 1929/35, before taking over a master studio of architecture at the Academy of Arts in Berlin in 1936. Behrens designs are represented in numerous museums, i.a. in the MAKK Cologne, in the collection Mathildenhöhe, in the Metropol Museum of Modern Art New York etc ,

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