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Hoffmann Josef

Necklace

Wiener Werkstätte
Print
About the artist Brtnice 1870 – 1956 Vienna
Designed by Josef Hoffmann, around 1909
Executed by Wiener Werkstätte, model no. G 1039 (rectangular pieces), G 957 (pendant)
Marked pendant: Austrian hallmark head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), clasp: WW
Material 925 fine silver, (according to an expertise 878 fine silver for the extended chain), mother-of-pearl, remains of gold plating
Dimensions L 43 cm
Literature Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, vol. XXV, 1909, p. 383; WW archives, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, design drawing inv. no. KI 12149-7/KI 12159-22, model no. G 1039/G 957; S. Tretter/P. Weinhäupl (ed.), Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee, Exhib. Cat., Gustav Klimt. Emilie Flöge. Reform der Mode, Inspiration der Kunst, Vienna 2016

Up till now we have only been able to find evidence for parts of the necklace. In the archive of the WW, sketches have been found of the two rectangular decorative elements – model no. G 1039, described there as a part of the chain for neck jewellery. The pendant in the middle can also be documented using a design drawing from the WW archives (model no. G 957 and noted as a pendant) and an illustration that appeared in "Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, 1909/1910" (Professor J. Hoffmann, neck jewellery, gold-plated silver with mother-of-pearl). Evidently Hoffmann made design elements for the serial production of jewellery just as he had done with his earlier furniture designs for J. & J. Kohn.

Exhibited at: Gustav Klimt Zentrum am Attersee, 2016, Emilie Flöge. Reform der Mode, Inspiration der Kunst


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