Bertold LöfflerNieder-Rosenthal, Böhmen 1874 - 1960 Wien
Bertold Löffler was born in Nieder-Rosenthal (today Dolni Ružodol) in Bohemia in 1874. From 1890 to 1900, Bertold Löffler studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts under Franz von Matsch, Carl Otto Czeschka and Koloman Moser. From 1900 he worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1906 Löffler founded ‘Wiener Keramik’ together with Michael Powolny, which entered into a joint sales organisation with the Wiener Werkstätte and in 1912 merged with ‘Gmundner Keramik’ to form the ‘Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik’. In 1907 the ‘Wiener Keramik’ furnished the cloakroom and bar room of Cabaret Fledermaus in Vienna and contributed to the artistic design of Palais Stoclet in Brussels. In the same year Löffler took over the management of the specialist class for painting and the workshop for printing processes at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, where he worked as a professor until 1935. His overall artistic output for the Wiener Werkstätte encompasses postcards, commercial art, jewellery, ceramics, costumes and illustrations. Bertold Löffler died in Vienna in 1960.
Bellflower Putto design before 1910, manufactured 1912-19 Brownie manufactured until 1912 Putto with Two Cornucopias design around 1912, manufactured after 1919
Putto with Grape Shirt around 1912 Draft for a Fairytale Book by Hans Christian Andersen around 1915 Cock Pigeon around 1908
Lidded Box "Putto with Wreaths" manufactured until 1912 Centrepiece with Two Figures manufactured after 1919 Brownie manufactured until 1912
Vase manufactured until 1912 Vase manufactured until 1912