I am a big fan of Weiner Werkstatte, the art/craft/design movement from Vienna in the early part of the 20th century. The object below is a centerpiece designed by Carl Otto Czeschka and fabricated by Adolph Erbrich in 1906-1907.
It is in the collection of the Saint Louis Art Musuem.
I had never heard of Czeschka before, but I saw this piece on one of my favorite blogs, Object Lesson.
As usual, the web is a great source of information on almost everything you would ever want to know. Czeschka, who was born in 1878 and died in 1960, was primarily a graphic designer and illustrator. Here is another example of his work.
I could look at the work of the Vienna Succession for ever. There is something about their elaborate simplicity that appeals to me immensely.