Goblet by Hermann Brachert

27 October 2016
Press Office of the Amber Museum

The museum's collection was enriched with a new showpieces – goblet made in 1932 based on project of the famous German sculptor Hermann Brachert at the State Amber Manufactory in Königsberg.

The world-renowned enterprise, the State Amber Manufactory was established in Königsberg in 1926 and existed until the end of the Second World War. It was the biggest facility of the sunstone processing and production of works made of it.

Project of the goblet was developed by the leading designer and artistic adviser of the State Amber Manufactory Hermann Brachert in 1932. Based on his sketches, the most part of amber works were made and entered the mass production at the manufactory. During his creative work, he created around 70 amber works and over 100 sculptures made of bronze and marble. The goblet was in the production group "Ceremonial and religious objects" and the group "Sports prizes and awards" at the same time.

The item is made of natural amber and metal. Spherical bowl of the cup overtops the stand, which plain fine-cut amber rings are beaded on. Base is a rounded metal disk. There is an engraved inscription on its upper part: "20. Deutsche Ostmesse. Preisschiessen des A.D.J.V. 1932. Ehrenpreis der Stadt Königsberg" (The 20th German Eastern Fair. Shooting Prize of the General German Union for Protection of Commercial Hunting Fauna. 1932. Honourary Prize of the city of Königsberg).

The goblet is the fourth object in the museum's collection, that is made based on the project of Hermann Brachert. An ash-tray, a cigar-case and a writing set were purchased earlier. Since 2004, the museum has been putting together a collection of works made at the State Amber Manufactory, the works of Hermann Brachert were attributed among them as a result of researched made during the preparation of the catalog of works created by this artist.

The goblet will be shown within the project "Show Piece of the Month" in the Amber Museum from 1 November till 1 December.

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