special exhibition

Jar with womens head, unknown producer, approx. 1925, porcelain, photo: Philotheus Nisch



From the collection Prof. Peter W. Schatt

Located somewhere between ornament and utilitarian object, the porcelain jars of the 1920s and early 1930s captivate with playful forms, teasing handles and great joy of colour. The abstraction of nature with leaf and vine motifs, decorations with an expressive style and strict geometries interpenetrate here. The so-called jagged style of the adjoining pillar hall can also be found on a small scale in the exhibits in the display cases.

All the pieces are part of the donation of the Hamburg collector Prof. Dr. Peter W. Schatt, who in the past decades has assembled what is probably Germany's largest private collection of Art Deco cans with an impressive passion for collecting. The museum also owes the conversion of this new exhibition space and the installation of the custom-made display cases to his generous financial support alone.