Sweetpea Cottage has been a major dealer in Goberg items for years on Ruby Lane. This time we are offering an item that we have never seen before. This piece is a very substantial bowl most likely intended to be an ashtray with a handle on top that supports a matchbox holder. There is no question about the pedigree of the piece as it is clearly stamped "Goberg" on the underside. The diameter of the bowl at the top of the rim is 7 inches and the height of the bowl is 3 ½ inches. The total height including the handle and matchbox holder on top is a substantial 9 3/8 inches. When sitting on a table it announces its presence with authority. What makes it so unusual is the red paint on the inside and the green paint on the outside. Goberg pieces that are usually found as unpainted metal. Goberg did apply paint decorations to some of his wares but that was more the exception than the rule. We do not believe that the paint is original to this piece, but, then again,who knows. The new owner will need to be the judge. What we do know is that the look is wonderful. Overall, it is in excellent condition. All aspects of the metalwork are sound and there do not appear to be any problems. The paint is chipped, scratched and worn. However, probably over 90% on the paint is in place.
Goberg is the name for a metalwork shop in Germany during the Jugendstil era around 1900 to 1920. Jugendstil was Germany's contribution to the Arts and Crafts movement. The shop was run by Hugo Berger and was characterized by handworked iron and steel pieces. He did much with candelabras and smoking related items. Many of his items were sold through Liberty of London and some of them worked their way across the pond to the U.S. When you see a piece that you like, buy it! Goberg items are quite rare and you might never see a particular piece more than once.
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