Carl Hugo Pott (1906 – 1985) – German Metalworker & Silversmith

Carl Pott (1906 – 1985) was a German Designer and metalworker.

Hestudied design and metallurgy at technical school in Solingen and Forschungsinitut unf Profieramt für Edelmetalle, Schwäbisch-Gmünd.

Background

He followed in the footsteps of his father. He became interested in the ideas of the Deutscher Wekund, the Bauhaus and other modern architecture trends in Germany during the 1920s. He changed the nature of the products of the business entirely into plain, unadorned forms. He abandoned the heavily decorated work of that time.

After World War 2, his designs and those of others commissioned by him were widely published, repeatedly winning awards. The other designers included; Josef Hoffman, Herman Gretsch, Wilhelm Wagenfield, Elisabeth Treskow and Don Wallance.

Awards

At the 1937 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Art et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne,’ he gained a diploma of honour. A silver medal at the Triennale di Milano in 1940 and numerous prizes at the Milan, Düsseldorf, Brussels and Ljubljana competitions.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Additional Reading

Bones, F., & Fisher, L. R. (2003). The standard encyclopedia of American Silverplate, flatware and Hollow Ware: Identification & Value Guide. Collector Books.

Hughes, G. (1967). Modern silver throughout the world, 1880-1967. Studio Vista.

Langford, J. (1991). Silver: A practical guide to collecting silverware and identifying hallmarks. Chartwell Books.

Laura, N., & Scagliola, M. (2016). Argenti europei nella collezione Laura = European silverware from the Laura Collection. Silvana editoriale.

Rinker, H. L. (1997). Silverware of the 20th century: The top 250 patterns. House of Collectibles.

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