Ref. : 2863-9-en


Inkstand in Gilded Bronze and Semi-Precious Stones.
Otto Rohloff (1863-1919)




Germany, Berlin, ca 1900-1905


H : 18 cm / 7.1 in.
L : 45 cm / 17.7 in.
D : 28,5 cm / 11.2 in.



N° 58
Gilded bronze Desk Set composed of a large inkwell and a paperweight both decorated with semi-precious stones such as emerald, amazonite, lapis lazuli, amethyst, labradorites, tiger's eye, agate and carnelian.


Engraved signature "Otto Rohloff Berlin" on the back of the inkwell.







This Desk Set was exposed by the decorator and Designer Maria Pergay in her 'Enchanted office by Maria Pergay for FENDI' during the 'AD INTERIEURS 2013 - METAMORPHOSE' Exhibition, Paris, september 2013.

As goldsmith, sculptor and chaser Otto Rohloff (1863-1919) worked for the Imperial and Royal House of Prussia and Germany from whom he received numerous special and prestigious commissions.

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Otto Rohloff (1863-1919) German goldsmith, sculptor and chaser.

Otto Rohloff (1863-1919) was a goldsmith, sculptor and chaser from Berlin. He studied at the Academy of Applied Arts (Kunstschule und Kunstgewerbeschule) in his hometown. In 1896 he started to teach at the Royal Applied Arts Museum (Unterrichtsanstalt des Kunstgewerbemuseums).
All along his prestigious professional career he received help, support and commissions from the German Imperial House.
He also collaborated with great cabinetmakers of his time such as Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener (1849-1895) on a remarkable very large bed, wardrobe and Pair of Commodes presented at the Exposition Universelle of Paris in 1900 or on "The Weltausstellungs-Schrank", a German Art Nouveau gilt bronze mounted rosewood commemorative tryptic signed and dated 1901;  the cabinet by Alfred Grenander (1863-1931), the painting by Arthur Kampf  (1864-1950) and the metalwork by Otto Rohloff (Sothebys).


Revues :
Champier, (V.), « Courrier de l'Etranger - Allemagne », dans Revue des Arts Décoratifs, t. XIV, Paris, 1883-1894, pp. 268-269
Kein, (R.), « Internationale Lithographien-Ausstellung im Kunstgewerbe-Museum zu Düsseldorf », dans Deutsche Kunst und Decoration, vol. II, n °8, Allemagne, 1898, p. 78, fig. p. 78

Sale catalog :
Sothebys, « Sale L15306, 24 February 2015, London, lot n° 216.

Exhibition catalog :
« Kaiserliches Gold und Silber, Schätze der Hohenzollern aus dem Schloss Huis Doorn », Berlin, 1985, pp. 100, 120-123.

Otto ROHLOFF (1863-1919)