Designer: Max Läuger (German, 1864–1952)

Maker: Walter Scherf (German, Grünewald 1875–1909 Nuremberg)

Manufacturer: Metallwarenfabrik für Kleinkunst

Date: ca. 1901–6

Culture: German, Nuremberg

Medium: Glass, pewter

Dimensions: Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)

Classifications: Metalwork-Pewter, Glass

Credit Line: Gift of Robert L. Isaacson, 1991

Accession Number: 1991.182.2


Since Sherf's Osiris factory produced numerous designs by independent artists and Laüger's repertoire also included designs for metalwork, it is not surprising that the two should have come in contact. An example of Laüger's vases (see 1991.182.1) included in the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 may have brought him to Sherf's attention.