Austrian Antique Brass Jardinière Or Planter [SOLD]

Art Nouveau Austrian Secession Movement or Arts And Crafts Movement Antique Brass Jardinièrer or Planter with a handle on each side 4 1/2'' High by 7'' Diameter (Handle-To-Handle) Circa 1880

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CONDITION: This brass jardiniere is in fine condition considering its antiquity. It does have a few minor dents which attests to its age.

GENERAL CONDITION OF ANTIQUE METALS: Some denting of antique metals generally attest to the authenticity of the antiquity of metals and is considered acceptable by collector and dealer standards. This is not to say that all metals that have dents are antique. Other than denting, there are other things to look for such as how it is assembled or joined or welded. Look for quality impressed maker's marks or other factory marks such as year dates and numbers which accompany some antique metals. Most antique hollow-ware metal pieces, such as jardinieres or planters, large bowls, tea kettles, etc will almost always have bottom interior oxidation. Oxidization both on the interior and exterior of a piece is also acceptable and is considered as "patina" by purists.

HISTORY OF SECESSION MOVEMENT: (Quote taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) The Vienna Secession (also known as Secessionsstil, or Sezessionsstil in Austria) was part of the highly varied Secessionism movement that is now covered by the general term Art Nouveau. It was formed in 1897 by a group of 19 Vienna artists who had resigned from the Association. The first president was Gustav Klimt.


If one takes a look at Hoffmann's works from this time, one can clearly identify the influence of Otto Wagner's school, which determined the structure of an object through the emphasis on the surface. This was as important to Hoffmann as Belgian Art Nouveau influenced the Secessionists.

In 1899 Hoffmann's name was so well known, that he was appointed as a professor at the Viennese School of Applied Arts (Kunstgewerbeschule) and commissioned for the interior-design at the World Fair in Paris of 1900. At the beginning of 1900 a basic change in his style can be noticed. With the turning away from the curves of the Secession and Art Nouveau a trend toward simpler forms appeared. At this time patterns from Britain had their special influence on Hoffmann. His admiration of the latest developments in architecture and applied arts in Britain is easy to be explained. On the one hand numerous illustrated magazines allowed an exchange of information. On the other hand there was a number of Secession exhibitions where British artists took part amongst them C.R. Ashbee and Charles Rennie Macintosh.

Starting with the 14th exhibition of the Viennese Secession (1902) there was a strict move to independence from other countries with the benchmark of The "Suppraportenrelief", a cubist engraving in plaster, designed by Josef Hoffmann for the foyer of the Secession building.

Vienna Secession (1897-1939) Austrian Artistic Movement 

Starting with the first exhibition in November 1898, the Vienna Secession Building presented works of the most important artists of the time as:
Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Maria Olbrich, Max Klinger, Walter Crane, Eugene Grasset, Signac, Charles Robert Ashbee, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Degas, Arnold Bocklin, Giovanni Segantini, Auguste Rodin, Edvard Munch, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vuillard, Bonnard, Redon, Gauguin, Otto Wagner,...

At that time Klimt, Auchentaller, Boehm, Hoffmann, Moser and Roller, seceded from the Secession on the grounds that they could no longer be associated with the more realistic naturalists who refused to commit themselves to the "total work of art", a fundamental premise of the Secessionist Movement.

The "Klimt Group" held their exhibitions in 1908 in the Kunstschau, a temporary pavilion built by Josef Hoffmann, and the year represents the high-point in the decorative phase of late Art Nouveau."


PRICE: $45.00


To purchase this item, please make note of the Item Number: PFTP000714 and contact us using our order form or call us at 1-416-535-3883.

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