Lot: 28

Henry van de Velde
Brooch, 1907/08

Henry van de Velde Müller, Theodor, Weimar

4 x 4 cm. Marked: Theodor Müller, Weimar. Silver, partially sulfonated. Marked: artist's mark, 800 German hallmarks, workshop mark TM (embossed).

Hammer Price: 19,000 €

148A - Schools of Design
03. December 2019 at 4:00 PM MESZ CEST


Only two more copies of the brooch are known. Fritz Esche had donated three of these brooches as prizes for the first three places in the women's singles tennis tournament, which took place in 1908. Gertrud Esche finished in 3rd place. The motif is intended to represent intricate tennis strings. Föhl / Neumann, Henry van de Velde, Vol. I, Metallkunst, Leipzig 2009, p. 81, No. 1.1.92.