Tall wine goblet of clear glass overlaid with red glass and cut to create a downward radiating rectangular pattern on the bowl below a repetitive square pattern on the rim, the stem is cut so that, when turned, it appears to be composed of a delicate red chain, the foot of clear glass

Wine Goblet

Designed by Otto Prutscher, Meyr's Neffe, Adolfshütte, Retailed by E. Bakalowitz Söhne, Vienna

About 1907

Otto Prutscher was born in Vienna and studied with well-known designer Josef Hoffmann at the Vienna School of Decorative Arts. Together with Hoffmann, Koloman Moset, and other designers, Prutscher founded the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903. This goblet is typical of the austere modernist style know as Viennese Secession. Designers working in this style were true ornamentalists with a wonderfully distinctive style and a preference for flat ornament that lies directly on the surface of the object. The Secession style was disseminated through the pedagogy of the Vienna School of Decorative Arts and was adopted by many of Vienna’s leading designers.