20th Century Design Online
Kayserzinn Exposition Vase, Germany, c. 1900, pewter, made by J.P. Kayser und Sohn, baluster-form vase decorated in relief with storks and Japanese iris with water lilies at the base, two handles in the form of iris leaves, brass insert, stamped "Kayserzinn 4230," ht. 23 1/2 in.
Note: In 1862 the Dusseldorf-based Kayser family opened its foundry in Krefeld. The firm reached its maximum size in 1899 with a workforce of 400. Englebert Kayser oversaw design in his studio in Cologne and his brother Jean was in charge of production. Kayser produced the designs originated from the Cologne studio of Englebert Kayser. The company enjoyed great success with its "Kayserzinn" or "Kayser pewter," a lead-free alloy of tin and silver distinguished by its lasting gleam, at the world exhibitions in Paris (1900), Turin (1902), Dusseldorf and St. Louis (1904). Much of this success can be attributed to the Art Nouveau designs of Artistic Director Hugo Leven.
One shallow dent.
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