Art Nouveau porcelain, A. Niemeyer, dinner service “Goldwürfelkante”


Rare service designed by Adalbert Niemeyer in 1905, executed by
porcelain manufactory Nymphenburg before 1910. The service
with reduced gilded overglaze decor got excellent reviews for it’s
modernity at that time. The square shape decor reminds of
C. R. Mackintosh, Joseph Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. Because of
the similarity in design philosophy the Wiener Werkstätte tried to
negotiate the distribution rights for this service, however did not

The service comprises 29 pieces
(including additions 33 pieces):

Soup tureen with cover, h. 19 cm, w. 30 cm
Vegetable tureen with cover, h. 12 cm, w. 26 cm
Potato dish. h. 7,5 cm, dia. 23,5 cm
Oval plate, 41,5 cm x 27,5 cm
Oval plate 30 cm x 20 cm
Dinner plates, dia. 24,5 cm (8)
Soup plates, dia. 24,5 cm (8)
Side plates, dia. 16 cm (8)


Dinner plates, dia. 24,5 cm (2)
Soup plates, dia. 24,5 cm (2)


Center pieces and plates with blue makers mark, partly
with paper label „Dr. Alfred Ziffer“ under the bottom


Collection Dr. Alfred Ziffer, Germany; art historian
and curator of the great exhibition „Nymphenburger Moderne“,
Stadtmuseum Munich, 1997/98.

Public collections: Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Kaiser Wilhelm
Museum Krefeld, Bröhan Museum Berlin


Alfred Ziffer, Nymphenburger Moderne – Die Porzellan-
Manufaktur im 20. Jahrhundert, Munich 1997, pag. 120; Deutsches
Museum für Kunst in Handel und Gewerbe 1909 – 1919, Moderne
Formgebung 1900 – 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Krefeld 1997/98,
pag. 107.