Art Nouveau Jugendstil Erhard and Sohne Desk set

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Art Nouveau Jugendstil Erhard and Sohne Desk set

£1,195.00

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Art Nouveau Jugendstil Erhard and Sohne Desk set

 

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Art Nouveau Jugendstil Erhard and Sohne Desk set comprising an inkwell, a letter rack, a blotter and a letter opener. All Rosewood inlaid with gilt brass and with the stamped mark of a Lion above and E. The inkwell has its original 2 part glass ink holder. All are in excellent original condition and are superb examples of this work that would complement any work space.

History

Erhard & Sohne was established by Carl Gottlieb Erhard and his two sons in Schwäbisch Gmünd in 1844 in Germany. He established the company Erhard & Söhne with help of the sons Carl and Julius in 1844, which is today the oldest producing factory in the city continued in sixth generations as the single family business.

Their business specialized on fashionable accessories (Galanteriewaren) of all made from brass and bronze, sometimes silver-plates or gilts. Besides the specialization at the processing of bronze, brass, copper and tin, also articles of noble-metal were manufactured. They gained their world-patent for the manufacture of brass-inlay in 1904.

The Arts and Crafts movement was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. The movement had an “extraordinary flowering” in Scotland where it was represented by the development of the ‘Glasgow Style’ which was based on the talent of the Glasgow School of Art. Structured more by a set of ideals than a prescriptive style, the Movement took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, a group founded in London in 1887 that had as its first president the artist and book illustrator Walter Crane. The Society’s chief aim was to assert a new public relevance for the work of decorative artists (historically they had been given far less exposure than the work of painters and sculptors)

Date c 1900

Condition Excellent original condition.

Dimensions Inkwell 15.5 cm x 12 x 8 high, Letter opener 23.5 cm long, Letter rack 11cm x 6 x 13.5 cm high, Blotter 12 x 7.5 cm x 7 cm high

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