Glass Cone

Black glass, white, wavy tight pattern. Possibly from the collection Pauly, then: modern/Jugendstil manufactory Heuberg-Lichte. Without inventory number.
Courtesy of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

The world, in all its complexity, cannot be easily defined. Categorisation is necessary to get the phenomena under control. The museum demonstrates this kind of ‘access’ brilliantly: Everything is numbered, classified, labelled and assigned to different departments. But there are also a few items that have to manage without serial numbers, that don’t belong anywhere (like that mysterious glass object with the Chanel pattern).