Cake Serving Plate (Austria), ca. 1925
This is a Cake serving plate. It was designed by Franz von Zülow and manufactured by Wiener Porzellan Manufaktur, Augarten. It is dated ca. 1925 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is molded, enameled, gilded and glazed hard paste porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Franz von Zülow, primarily a graphic designer, brought to ceramics the fantastical designs popular in Austrian fairy tales and seen in some of Joseph Urban’s theatrical work.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 2.5 x 31.5 cm (1 in. x 12 3/8 in.)
It has the following markings
On underside, stamped in blue ink: Wien mark above "Wien" / red ink overglaze: "Augarten / Austria [in rectangle]" / in black: "1/5174 / 53" / "Fr. ZüLoW."
Cite this object as
Cake Serving Plate (Austria), ca. 1925; Designed by Franz von Zülow (Austrian, 1883-1963); molded, enameled, gilded and glazed hard paste porcelain; H x W: 2.5 x 31.5 cm (1 in. x 12 3/8 in.); Gift of the Estate of Edgar Sachs, from the Collection of Hilda G. and Edgar Sachs; 2008-42-6
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.