PETER BEHRENS (1868 - 1940); AFTER HENRY VAN DE VELDE
Glazed stoneware vase for Langlade Pottery, pewter coffee pot for Eduard Hueck, "The Kiss" woodblock print, and porcelain plate by Bauscher after a design by Henry van de Velde, France/Germany/the Netherlands, early 20th C.; All marked; Coffee pot: 9 1/4" x 8", vase: 6 1/4" x 6", print (image only): 7 1/2" x 5 7/8", plate: 9 3/4" dia.; Provenance: Collection of Martin Eidelberg, New York; The same model Behrens coffee pot is illustrated in Cologne, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Sammlung Giorgio Silzer, 1976, cat. 17, and Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Jugendstil, 1977, cat. 263.; The original "Whiplash" service by Van de Velde was produced by Meissen. See Wendy Kaplan, The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe and America, Los Angeles, 2007, p. 98.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Vase: a few glazed-over firing lines, grinding chips (all in making of). Coffee pot: repair to hinge, light overall wear and some minor dents. Print: on acid paper, yellowed, paper is brittle, some losses to edges of sheet, new mat. Plate: some light wear and minor, short scratches to front.