Constructed of hand hammered brass, and fastened together with metal pegs, this vase is hexagon in shape, with wide lip and base.
It measures 8" high, 5 7/8" across at widest point, and the base is 4 1/8" across.
Signed on the base with a conjoined W W mark, with another line that could be an F.
The bottom of the interior of the vase has a thin layer of cement to keep it from tipping.
The entire surface is hammered, then additional embossing is added, most linear, with leaf shaped designs rising from the top section. The entire vase is slightly flared outward from the bottom.
The hand work is very refined, with the joining of sections barely visible, and the metal joining pins add to the design. The image of the interior shows how it was constructed.
The design is very typical of the Secessionist, Bauhaus, and Jugendstil movements, with simple form and restrained detailing.
The monogram is intriguing, may possible be related to the Wiener Werkstatte, perhaps an early mark.
Condition is good, a very slight bend to the bottom "lip" and slight discoloration to the surface, but no major dents or scratches. The patina is a soft brassy color, with a satiny finish.
A fabulous and rare example of Secessionist, Bauhaus and Jugendstil works of art that would introduce modernist design to the world.
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