This set of liqueur bowls was crafted in the late 1920s after a design of Karl Hagenauer. The first few executions were made of silver, later on they were also crafted in Alpacca and nickel-plated brass for export purposes.
Karl Hagenauer took his inspiration for this particular design most likely either from the female revue dancers of the big Parisian cabarets or the expressive style of dance that was en vogue in central Europe in the 1920s.
With a natural elegance, the female dancers seem to juggle the liqueur bowl above their heads. Their heavily stylized features and their long, slender limbs lend those figurines an elegant appearance. The superb execution and the very good condition make this set a perfect addition to every collection.
Bib.: Olga Kronsteiner, Monika Wenzl-Bachmayer (pub.), „Hagenauer – Viennese Modernism and New Realism“, 2011, p. 30
liqueur bowls height 5.5"
tray length 14.6" width 3.1"