Decorative Arts of Germany Photos

Germany is known for its decorative arts.

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Ancient German Ceramics Ceramic miniature horse wheeled pull toy at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany Field Flask & Pilgrim Flask at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany Panel jug with Tavern Scene by Jans Emens Mennicken at New Aachen City Museum. Aachen, Germany
Aquamanile
(13-15th C)
Dragon-shaped copper aquamanile from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY Rooster-shaped copper aquamanile from Northern Germany at The Cloisters. New York, NY Copper griffon aquamanile from Nuremberg at Louvre Museum. Paris, France
Germanic Glass German beaker with pastor Solomon Hartzer at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH Netherlands glass drinking barrel at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY German Art Nouveau glass vase with daffodil by Ferdinand von Poschinger at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY
Germanic & Bohemian Glass Humpen Blown glass beaker with cover from Bohemia at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Bohemian beaker with imperial eagle at Toledo Glass Pavilion. Toledo, OH Blown glass beaker from Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Bartmann Jugs German stoneware jug with coat of arms of Queen Elizabeth I at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Bartmann stoneware flagon from Kreussen? Bavaria at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France Bartmann blue & brown stoneware jug from Frechen, Germany at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France
Meissen porcelain Porcelain cup & cover by Meissen Porcelain at RISD Museum. Providence, RI Meissen porcelain tureen at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH Meissen Art Nouveau tea service by Otto Eduard Gottfried Voigt at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA
KPM - Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin Abduction of Europa porcelain figure by Adolf Amberg for KPM of Berlin at Sèvres National Ceramic Museum. Paris, France Rosenthal Porcelain Porcelain bowl in pattern Botticelli by Hans Günther Reinstein made by Rosenthal & Co. of Germany at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany
Nymphenburg Porcelain Porcelain pitcher painted with flowers on black by Nymphenburg copies at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany Nymphenburg porcelain coffee service in matt-blue with gold trim by Friedrich Gärtner at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany Nymphenburg porcelain figure of philosopher & gazelle by Joseph Wackerle for Nymphenburg at Deutsches Museum. Munich, Germany
Villeroy & Boch Ceramics Stoneware tureen with cows by Villeroy & Boch of Mettlach, Germany at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT Fine earthenware with polychrome decoration round platter depicting a cockatoo on a branch made by Villeroy & Boch at Septfontaines-lez-Luxembourg at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg Fine earthenware Helios figurine made by Villeroy & Boch at Septfontaines-lez-Luxembourg at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Hutschenreuter Porcelain Swans in flight figurines by Hans Achtziger for Hutschenreuther at German Hunting & Fishing Museum. Munich, Germany Allach Porcelain Roaring elk figurine by Theodor Kärner for Allach Porzellan at German Hunting & Fishing Museum. Munich, Germany
Westerwald Stoneware Salt-glazed stoneware with cobalt & manganese decorations from Westerwald, Rhineland at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC Stoneware covered cobalt blue painted doublering jug from Raeren at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany Cobalt blue beer stein in form of man with pipe & smoking jacket from Germany at The Strong National Museum of Play. Rochester, NY
Beer Steins German salt glaze decorative jug sent to President McKinley at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH Tin-glazed earthenware tankard from Berlin, Germany at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI Ceramic & tin tankard noting King Charles XII's support of Lutheran faith from Ansbach at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany
German Silver & Gold Gilded copper drinking horn in form called claw of griffon from Germany at Cluny Museum. Paris, France Diana Riding Deer silver statue with gems by Paulus Ättinger from Regensburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany German silver tankard by Andreas Brachfeldt at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH
German Carvings Symbolic Skeletal Representation of Death linden wood carving set of Four Last Things from southern Germany at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany Woman with Billy Goat wood carving from Augsburg at Bode Museum. Berlin, Germany Memento Mori wood carving from France or Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA
German Gunpowder Flasks German powder flask with entwined animals: boar, cattle, wolves, attacking dogs at German Hunting & Fishing Museum. Munich, Germany German powder flask made from lobster claw at German Hunting & Fishing Museum. Munich, Germany German powder flask of ivory carved scene of St. Eustace, patron saint of hunters, at German Hunting & Fishing Museum. Munich, Germany
Peter Behrens Decorative Arts Nickel-plated electric kettle by Peter Behrens made by AEG of Germany at MoMA. New York, NY Porcelain demitasse & saucer by Peter Behrens for Gebruder Bauscher of Germany at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL Glass chalices by Peter Behrens for Rheinische Glashütten of Cologne at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany
Clocks of Germany Frauen Kirche performing clock. Nuremberg, Germany Tower-shaped clocks from southern Germany at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany Automated clock with figure of Turk from southern Germany at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany
Linen Presses Oak & ebony press for linen or books? at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany Linen press from Danzig at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany Linen press in Jan Martense Schenck House at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY
Flat Tin Figures Cast tin toy model of first German train pulled by locomotive Adler at Nuremberg Transport Museum. Nuremberg, Germany Cast tin sailing ship models of English fleet at City Toy Museum. Nuremberg, Germany Flat tin rabbit figure with puppets with tree of birds on cast stand from Germany in private collection. Germany
Lüsterweibchen & Leuchterweibchen German Antler Chandelier Front view of Lusterweibchen dragon chandelier upon reindeer antlers, sculpted by Veit Stoss after design by Albrecht Dürer at Albrecht Dürer's House. Nuremberg, Germany Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin in Earl's bedroom at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland Leuchterweibchen, a flamboyant figure of German origin in Earl's private apartments at Bunratty Castle. County Clare, Ireland
German Snow Sledges Collection of carved horse-drawn racing snow sleds or ladies carousels at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany Carved horse-drawn racing snow sled with Pelican theme at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany Lion sleigh prob. from Bavaria used for festive events at carriage collection of Long Island Museum. Stony Brook, NY
Ceramic-Top Tea Tables Faience side table top made in Schleswig at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany Tea table with faience top by Jan Hillerström of Rörstrand at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany Tea table with faience top Stralsund at Bamberg Old Town Hall Museum of Faience & Porcelain. Bamberg, Germany
Ceramic Tile Stoves Tiled stove by SRB of Nuremburg in Intarsia Room at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany Tile heating oven in study at Ehrenburg Palace. Coburg, Germany Ceramic stove in Bamberg Old Town Hall Rococo meeting room. Bamberg, Germany
German Chörlein & Oriel Windows Renaissance oriel window to Breite Straße on narrow side of first porch at Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany Chörlein bay window on Sebalder Pfarrhof at Sebalder Platz. Nuremberg, Germany Adam & Eve relief on Oriel window at Tucher Mansion Museum. Nuremberg, Germany
Brick Hanseatic Gothic & Expressionist Architecture Sculpted figures held in zigzag framework with Enigma Variation figure above on Messberghof. Hamburg, Germany Brick corner tower of Hamburg Finance Authority building at Gänsemarkt. Hamburg, Germany Thaliahof office building now apartments on Alstertor. Hamburg, Germany

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