Architect Peter Behrens, who showed his interest early on in the Gesamtkunstwerk idea of a total look through design, developed lines of furniture, glassware and ceramics for the Wertheim Department store. He was also interested in the juxtaposition of different materials in a single object, such as the combination of pewter and wood in this tray. This tray's materials and decoration demonstrate the crafts tradition blended with Jugenstil ("Youth Style") elements.
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Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 38.4 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm (15 1/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. x 1 in.)
Cite this object as
Tray Tray; Designed by Peter Behrens (German, 1868–1940); pewter, walnut; L x W x D: 38.4 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm (15 1/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. x 1 in.); Gift of Gerald G. Stiebel and Penelope Hunter-Stiebel; 2013-49-20
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.