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  • We acquired this object.

1910

  • Work on this object began.

2021

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Pair Of Vases, Osiris, ca. 1910

This is a Pair of vases. It is dated ca. 1910. Its medium is cast and silver-plated metal. It is a part of the department.

The Osiris vase bridges the gap between Behrens’s earlier Jugendstil period and the industrial aesthetic he cultivated through the Deutscher Werkbund, or German Association of Craftsmen, which he co-founded in 1907. The irregular lip and undulating, pyramidal base possess an organic quality but the purity of form and gridded decoration connote a shift towards the austere functionalism of Behrens’s later designs.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (each): 14 × 6.5 × 5.5 cm (5 1/2 × 2 9/16 × 2 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Markings: “OSIRIS” 1018, with logo underneath - Stamped on bottoms

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