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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Wine glass; free-blown, with clear glass bowl and red glass hollow stem.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1901 (designed)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.3 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See also 1981,1106.1
    Text from J. Rudoe, 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950. A catalogue of the British Museum collection'. 2nd ed. no. 338 (appendix).
    For a full discussion of Peter Behrens see Decorative Arts 1850-1950, Cat. 11 (1981.0108.1) - 17.
    Behrens' own service was exhibited in his house as part of the exhibition 'Ein Dokument Deutscher Kunst', held at the colony in 1901 (see A. Koch, 'Ein Dokument Deutsche Kunst 1901. Grossherzog Ernst Ludwig und die Austellung der Künstler-Kolonie in Darmstadt von Mai bis Oktober 1901', Darmstadt 1902, reprinted Stuttgart 1989 as 'Die Ausstellung der Darmstadter Künstlerkolonie', 369; Die Kunst 6, Munich 1901-2, 24 and Innendekoration, Stuttgart 1902, 24). Other services were probably made to order. Glasses from this service are to be found in German collections such as the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Cologne, the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, and the Stadtmuseum, Munich.

    Information supplementary to Rudoe 1994:
    For the set in Cologne see, G. Lueg, 'Design, Im 20.Jahrhundert', no. 316.


  • Bibliography

    • Rudoe 1994 338 bibliographic details
    • Rudoe 1991a 338 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G48/dc3

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Wine glass; free-blown, with clear glass bowl and red glass hollow stem.

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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