Otto Prutscher
Austrian, 1880 - 1949
Adolf Meyr’s Neffe-Adolfshutte bei Winterburg, manufacturer
Stem glass, c. 1912

H. 8 1/4 x Dia. 3 1/4 in.

Otto Prutscher studied with Josef Hoffmann at the Kunstgewerbeschule (Vienna School for Applied Art) before working as an architect and interior designer. He also designed textiles, glass, furniture, metalware, and leather goods for the Wiener Werkstätte and several other manufacturers. His glassware for the Adolf Meyr firm utilized the cameo process, whereby clear glass is encased with a layer of colored glass that is then cut or polished away to reveal the clear glass underneath. The bright colors and geometric patterns seen here typify many Wiener Werkstätte pieces.