Darmstadt 1900, art nouveau wine glass by Hans Christiansen
Wine glass, glass, drinking glass
Design: Hans Christiansen 1900/01
Execution: Theresienthaler Krystallglasfabrik, Egon von Poschinger
– 1 inch (inches) = 2.54 inches –
Literature: Catalog, Museum Kuenstlerkolonie Darmstadt, page 58.
Condition: very good
Hans Christiansen [Flensburg 1866 – 1945 Wiesbaden] German painter and graphic artist, designer of arts and crafts, author. In 1898, at the request of the publisher Alexander Koch, he participates in the Darmstadt Kunst- und Gewerbeausstellung. Then Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig asks him for membership in the Darmstadt artists’ colony. He worked on his designs for glass windows, jewelery, leather and knitwear at the Darmstadt room at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. In 1901 he designed his house “In Rosen” on Mathildenhöhe together with Joseph Olbrich and completely equipped it himself.
The silver cutlery to match the glasses:
Literature: Sänger, Reinhard W. The German silver cutlery 1805 – 1918. Stuttgart 1991. S. 132ff.
Grotkamp-Schepers, Barbara and singer, Reinhard W. Cutlery of the Art Nouveau, inventory catalog of the German Klingenmuseum Solingen. Stuttgart 2000. p. 138.
Degen, M. in: The artists of the Mathildenhöhe. A Document of German Art 1901 – 1976, Volume 4, Eduard Roether Verlag, Darmstadt 1976, p. 30 ff., Fig.126