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Sidewall, Blutengarten (Blossom Garden)

This is a sidewall. It was designed by Felice Rix-Ueno and manufactured by Salubra-Werke A.G. and made for Wiener Werkstätte. It is dated 1913–32 and we acquired it in 1971. Its medium is machine printed on machine-made paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This floral paper designed for the Wiener Werkstätte employs minimal styling on a neutral colored ground. About sixteen different flowers are represented, and while each is rendered in a series of lines or blocks of color the contrasts between the different species is great. The pattern is rather dense but the delicate rendering of many of the flowers creates a feeling of lightness.

This object was donated by Harrison Cultra. It is credited Gift of Harrison Cultra.

  • Pitcher (USA)
  • thrown, glazed, and hand-painted stoneware.
  • Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.
  • 1984-84-14
  • Teapot Teapot
  • earthenware, bronze.
  • Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.
  • 1984-84-11-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W (a): 122.5 x 75 cm (48 1/4 x 29 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in selvedge: Weiner Werkstate 'Blutengarten' Entwurf Frau Rix."

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Blutengarten (Blossom Garden); Designed by Felice Rix-Ueno (Austrian, 1893–1967, active Japan 1935–1967); Manufactured by Salubra-Werke A.G.; Made for Wiener Werkstätte (Austria); possibly Austria; machine printed on machine-made paper; H x W (a): 122.5 x 75 cm (48 1/4 x 29 1/2 in.); Gift of Harrison Cultra; 1971-62-5-a/e

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