Augarten, Vienna

As the second oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe, the Viennese porcelain manufacturer Augarten, founded in 1718, can look back on a long tradition. In the beginning, artistically demanding figures and services were created. In this way the company, which at that time was based in the 9th district, contributed significantly to the fact that Viennese porcelain was in great demand at the courts of Europe. The manufactory was temporarily closed at the end of the 19th century. The reason for this was the pressure of industrialization. Around 60 years later, the factory was successfully reopened at its new location in Augarten Palace in 1923.

Augarten now broke new ground and in the 1920s and 30s mainly invited artists from the Wiener Werkstätte. Josef Hoffmann, Ida Schwetz-Lehmann, Michael Powolny, Ena Rottenberg and Vally Wieselthier gave new artistic impulses and created over 200 new designs during this time.

The diverse repertoire of Augarten's world of figurines ranges from lovingly designed everyday roles such as the 'fisher', the 'hunter with a dog' or the 'vegetable seller' to the flirtatious depictions of the Austrian dancer and actress Tilly Losch. The figurative implementation of her prime roles as the princess tea blossom from 'Schlagobers' or her title role in 'Das lockende Phantom' became popular collector's items and are still among the 'little icons' of the Viennese porcelain manufacturer.

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