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Hoffmann Josef

Silver box for director K. Platzer

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), small a (for Vienna)
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 of silversmith craftsmanship, excellent original condition
Dimensions H 9.5 cm, B 32.5 cm D 20.5 cm
Provenance Private collection, Switzerland
Literature Archives of Wiener Werkstätte, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, design drawing inv. no. KI 12048-28

The design drawing for this box preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives reads as follows: Rauchgarnitur "Kassette" für Direktor Platzer, Wien I, Tegetthofstrasse 7. It is thus to be assumed that this silver box is unique.

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