Category: Industrial

Antique Potato Grater from Germany around 1920.

Antique potato grater. Collectible Kitchen Grater or Strainer.  hand crank.

Potato grater

Antique Potato Grater or Strainer from Germany around 1920.

These graters, were used and are still in use to rub potatoes to mash. This then potato pancakes or the famous potato dumplings were made​​.
In this model, the material stands strong in the foreground and looks very decorative. The grater is made of brass which was very unusual, because this metal is relatively soft. The handle is made of stamped aluminum, wherein the rounding is soldered on top of the rectangular frame.

Paula Straus Bauhaus vase design 1929

Vase design of Paula Straus. Design Bauhaus, Art deco.

Vase, cut glass, polished, silver setting.

Paula Straus vase design 1929

Vase, cut glass, polished in the class of Professor W. von Eiff, School of Applied Arts in Stuttgart. Silver setting. Execution and design of Paula Straus. Published in: The Form. Magazine for creative work in 1929. Design Bauhaus period, Art deco.

The goldsmith Paula Straus (1894–1943), a member of the Deutscher Werkbund, is one of the most important representatives of German gold and silversmithing. She was one of the first blacksmith, whose works have been produced in series.

Related book: Frauensilber: Paula Straus, Emmy Roth & Co. Silberschmiedinnen der Bauhauszeit. – Woman`s Silver: Paula Straus, Emmy Roth & Co. Silversmith Inside the Bauhaus period – Catalog for the eponymous exhibition at the Badische Landesmuseum Karlsruhe in the Museum at Market Square, Karlsruhe, 19 Feb. to 19 June 2011 and in the Brohan Museum, State Museum for Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism, 1889-1939, Berlin, 07 July to 09 October 2011. (Katalog zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung des Badischen Landesmuseums Karlsruhe im Museum beim Markt, Karlsruhe, 19. Feb. bis 19. Juni 2011 und im Bröhan Museum, Landesmuseum für Jugendstil, Art Deco und Funktionalismus, 1889 – 1939, Berlin, 07. Juli bis 09. Okt. 2011