Luxury Design, Past & Present
Otto Prutscher's stemmed glasses are among the most beautiful Art Nouveau glass designs for the upscale dining culture. Their bright colors stimulate our senses and cover the entire color spectrum.
Prutscher uses the square as a main adorning element and decorates the rim of the conical glass. At the shaft he varies the geometric cut and applies it in a chain-like manner, creating the impression that the stem is composed of glass cubes arranged in offset rows.
Only the most experienced glass artists mastered this difficult technique in the glassworks of Meyr's Neffe in Adolf (today Adolfov/Czech Republic). If one accidentally slipped while cutting the decoration, the entire glass was irreparably defective and unsuitable for sale as a faulty work.
Otto Prutscher created a decorative classic with these colourful glasses in the geometrically austere decor, which should not be missing in any glass collection of Viennese Jugendstil.
Bib.: Archive of the WW in the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna, genuine photo, inv. nr. WWF 89-15-1, mod. no. I/198; Torsten Bröhan (ed.), „Glaskunst der Moderne“, Klinkhardt & Biermann, Munic 1992, stemmed glasss nr. 56 (yellow), p. 156.