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Art Nouveau Style Box Table Lighter Eugen Schwemmle Erhard & Söhne For Sale

Art Nouveau Style Box Table Lighter Eugen Schwemmle Erhard & Söhne

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An Art Nouveau style box and table lighter set with relief decoration originally designed by Eugen Schwemmle for Erhard & Söhne, c.1925

The items have matching stylised decoration in relief in the white metal. The interior of the box is lined with what appears to be cedar wood.

An example of a box with the same decoration is featured in the collection of the Bröhan Museum of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism, in Berlin and illustrated in the museum's catalogue, Modern Art of Metalwork, on page 147.

The text states that the box was designed for the company Erhard & Soehne by Eugen Schwemmle; adding that the girl in the centre of the design is a portrait of his daughter. No date is given, but the stylised figures suggest the influence of the Vienna Secession an anticipates the luxury of nascent Art Deco.

Size:

The box measures approximately 100 mm x 75 x 32 mm. The lighter stands at about 95 mm in height. I could find no factory marks on either item.

In all, an unusual and extremely eye-catching find..

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