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"Tray w/ Pig Head Handles," Remarkable Wiener Werkstätte Ceramic by Wieselthier



A product of the Wiener Werkstätte or Vienna Workshop -- one of the greatest centers of Modern design to emerge in Europe in the early 20th century -- this unique, vividly glazed ceramic tray was made by Wally (or Vally) Wieselthier. The tray is bathed in a brilliant array of glazes in dark blue gray, ivory and orange, and both ends feature handles in the form of pig heads. The Workshop was founded by Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann and patron Fritz Waerndorfer, and brought together architects, artists and designers working in ceramics, fashion, silver, furniture and the graphic arts. The ceramic department was especially strong, and included a range of male and female artists, including Wieselthier, who produced many whimsical and masterful works there. Later she made her home in America just before the rise of the Nazis, designing pieces for two or three ceramics companies in America including Mayer Artchina in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 7.25 in. (18.42 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920s
  • Condition
    Minor losses. Overall excellent; minor chips to pig nose.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865124717232

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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