Modernist 20th Century /07 December 2003


Henry Van de Velde

Koch & Bergfeld, Bremen
Belgium, c. 1905
silver, cellulose
9 w in (23 cm)

Morris and Voysey initially influenced Van de Velde's architecture and design, but he developed his own unique Nouveau style. He became director and designer of the new Grand Ducal School of Arts and Crafts that he based on Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art. Impressed marks on silver. Literature: Van de Velde, Museum Berlin-Ost, cat. 942, plate 201

estimate: $2,500–3,500

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