Europe

The European collection consists of selected art works of classical antiquity and of European applied arts from all epochs. The collection of Islamic art from Andalusia comprises a special section within the museum’s stock of European applied art. In 1908, Karl Ernst Osthaus sent Hans Wendland, his later assistant, on a comprehensive acquisition campaign to Spain. Walter Gropius, the Berlin architect and later founder of the Bauhaus, also worked for Osthaus in this context. A large number of the tiles acquired back then were removed from the walls of the Iglesia San Gil in Seville; this extensive collection of tiles was one of the most valuable of its kind in Germany for a long time. Up until the 1970s, older European art was acquired for the collections of Museum Folkwang, especially works of Greek antiquity.

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Germany
Bartmann Jug, 16th century
Grey stoneware, brown salt glaze
Acquired 1904 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Spain
Lidded Case, 14th century
Brass, engraved, knob in form of a lion
Acquired 1905 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Spain
Fragment of a Floor Tile, late 14th century
Faience in Cuenca technique, molded in the model, majolica
Acquired 1909/10 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Spain
Fragment of a Floor Tile, late 14th century
Faience in Cuenca technique, molded in the model, majolica
Acquired 1909/10 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Spain
Fragment of a Floor Tile, Late 14th century
Faience in Cuenca technique, molded in the model, majolica
Acquired 1909/10 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Spain, Granada (Salón de Comares)
Fragment of a Floor Tile, Late 14th century
Faience in Cuenca technique, majolica
Acquired 1909/10 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Spain, Malaga for Granada (Alhambra, presumably Salón des Comares)
Floor Tile, late 14th century
Majolica with painting in cobalt blue and gold-brown luster
Acquired 1909/10 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Italy, Apulia
Askos, Flat Flask for Oil, Attic, ca. 430 BC
Fired reddish clay and black clay, silvery
Acquired 1910 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Greece, Arcadia
Standing Shepherd, early 6th century BC
Bronze, solid casting
Acquired 1911 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Germany
Gothic Jug, end 15th century
Brass casting, gilded (copper?-)metal plate
Acquired 1912 presumably for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Italy?
Statuette of a Rider, undated
Bronze
Acquired 1913 presumably for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

France
Plaque with Half-Relief of the Madonna and Child and Two Angels, 15th Century
Ivory, carving
Acquired 1914 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Jean Laudin
Double-Handled Bowl, end 17th century
Enameled, Signature: Limoges Jean Laudin (J.L.) (or Joseph Limosin?), copper, enamel, repoussé work, painting
Acquired before 1922, presumably before 1918/19 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Belgium
Bottle, 18th century
Green glass with golden yellow iridescence, free-blown
Acquired before 1921 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen

Greece/Turkey/ Cyprus?
Vessel in Tubular Form, 9th – 7th century BC
Fired clay, painted lines in brown and red ocher
Acquired before 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Greece
Statuette of a Boy, 4th – 3rd century BC (hellenistic)
Fired red-brown clay, primed and painted
Acquired before 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Italy
Fragment of a Piece of Wall, ancient/modern, undated
Secco painting
Acquired before 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Europe
Little Jar, undated
Blue transparent glass, veined with white opaque glass; around neck reddish brown spiral trails
Acquired before 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Spain
Bowl with Flat Handles on the Side, 17th century – early 18th century
Lustered Faience, whitish glaze
Acquired before 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Spain
Tile, ca. 1520-1550
Pale grey fired clay, glazed in three colors, molded in model, majolica
Acquired before 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Europe?
Cauldron, undated
Bronze
Acquired 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Russia, Ukraine, Kerch
Necklace, undated
Different colored opaque glasses
Acquired 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Russia, Ukraine, Mykolaiv Oblast (ancient city of Olbia)
Necklace, undated
Green colored glass, Copper alloy
Acquired 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Europe?
Vase, undated
Faience, underglaze blue decoration
Acquired 1922 for the Museum Folkwang

Germany?
Liturgical (?) Ivory Comb, 16th century
Ivory, carving
Acquired 1930 for the Museum Folkwang

Germany
Pot with Two Handles and Inscription: IST*GOT*MIT*UNS*WE*KAN WEDER*UNS*ANO*1*5*91 (If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us), 1591
Bronze
Acquired 1941 for the Museum Folkwang

Emile Gallé
Vase Gallé, 19th century
Cameo glass
Acquired 1956 for the Museum Folkwang

Greece, Athens
Pyxis with Lid, 800 - 760 BC Middle Geometric Period II
Ceramic vessel, pale red fired Clay; dark brown and red paint on the Vessel, black-grey paint on the lid
Acquired 1962 for the Museum Folkwang

Photos: Museum Folkwang und Hans Hansen, 2009-2018