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Kayserzinn: Engelbert Kayser, Jugenstil Pewter from Cologne

Kayserzinn: Engelbert Kayser, Jugenstil Pewter from Cologne
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Kayserzinn: Engelbert Kayser, Jugenstil Pewter from Cologne

by Gerhard Dietrich and Eckard Wagner

The first comprehensive reference work on Kayserzinn from the Jugendstil era, with an index of all 1000 models and illustrations, descriptions and data about the era in which they were created and their designers.

Kayserzinn today is nearly a synonym for exceptionally high-quality German Jugendstil pewter ware. Engelbert Kayser (1840-1911) - an art dealer and entrepreneur residing in Cologne - founded the trademark of the same name in 1895. His aim was to lead the still historical characterized fine pewter of his parent’s foundry in Krefeld, now managed by his younger brother Johann Peter (Jean) Kayser, into the Jungendstil era that was beginning. In his own atelier established in Cologne several well-known sculptors, such as Hugo Leven, Hermann Fauser and Karl Berghof, developed a characteristic an individual style in the context of Europe under the aegis of the skilled pewterer Engelsbery Kayser. At the international Exhibitions in Paris in 1900, in St. Louis in 1904 and at the epoch-making exhibition of applied arts in Turin 1902 Kayser pewter won gold medals.

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Hardcover
256 pages
9.5 x 0.9 x 11.8 inches
Text in German and English
Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt; Bilingual edition (September 1, 2011)
ISBN 9783897903579
Out-of-Print, Design, Jugendstil

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