Lot 119: Joseph Maria Olbrich
Impressed/stamped "I" underside
8" x 6" diameter (12" diameter with spout and handle)
Sold by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to benefit future acquisitions
Literature: Ulmer, Renate, and Joseph Maria Olbrich. Architecture: Complete Report of the Original Plates 1901-1914. New York: Rizzoli, 1988. p 71.
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Only one other example of the teapot is known to exist. Olbrich designed various pewter wares for manufacturer Eduard Hueck; however, this form was only ever executed by hand for specific clients.