Josef Hoffmann, Wiener Werkstätte

About the artist Brtnice 1870 – 1956 Vienna
Designed by Josef Hoffmann, before 1918
Executed by Wiener Werkstätte; model no. S 4087
Marked JH, WW, rose mark, WIENER WERKSTÄTTE (1 line), Austrian hallmark – head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), lower-case letter a (for Vienna)
Dimensions H 9.5 cm, W 32.5 cm D 20.5 cm
Material Silver, chased, extraordinarily fine bead-and-reel decoration, oval enamel plaque in the lid, inside: black stained pear wood and fabric lining, highest quality silversmith craftsmanship
Provenance private collection, Switzerland
Literature Wiener Werkstätte archives, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, design drawing inv. no. KI 12048-28