HUGO LEVEN for Kayserzinn - Art Nouveau floral pewter vase N° 4299, 1900s


  • Creator / Artist / Designer:Hugo Leven (1874-1956)
  • Issuer / Manufacturer:Kayserzinn
  • MarK / Label:"Kayserzinn 4299"
  • Period:20th Century / 1900s
  • Country of Origin:Germany
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):28 x 8 x 8 cm
  • Weight:0,6 Kg
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Art Nouveau / Arts & Crafts
  • Materials:Pewter
  • Price:475 €

Elegant Art Nouveau 'Floral' vase marking the end of Japonism and heralding the Art Nouveau period, by Hugo Leven for Kayserzinn (J. P. Kayser & Sohn AG from Krefeld, Germany), dating from around 1898-1900.
Work with finesse, a trio of cyclamen flowers in bas-relief and arched stems with handles forming a neck, leaves surround the lower part of the vase forming a base.

Very good original condition

This vase model [4229] is published in Gerhard Dietrich and Eckard Wagner, catalog raisonné, Kayserzinn: Engelbert Kayser, Jugenstil Pewter de Cologne, p. 172, no. 4229.

Kayserzinn was the brand name for the artistic lead-free metal alloy made at the turn of the century by JP Kayser & Sohn of Krefeld, Germany.The company hired artists and sculptors to design high-quality objects in the Style Art nouveau and Jugendstil, marking them with model numbers starting at 4000 in 1894-1895 and ending at 4999 in 1925. The company received gold medals from major international exhibitions in Paris (1900), Turin (1902 ) and Saint-Louis (1904).

Other Art Nouveau artists and tin factories: Pewter, Peter Berhens for Eduard Hueck,Osiris, WMF (W.M.F. Württembergische Metallwaren Fabrik), Liberty & Co ...