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Hoffmann Josef

SILVER HAND BELL

Masterpieces Spring 2022
Print
About the artist Brtnice 1870 – 1956 Vienna
Designed by Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, around 1910
Executed by Wiener Werkstätte
Marked WW, JH, rose mark, Austrian hallmark, head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000)
Material Silver, chased and hammered, bead–and-reel decoration, silver-plated brass clapper
Dimensions H 9 cm
Provenance Private property, Austria

In a simplified version, Hoffmann used the handle top formed of spheres as early as 1904 when designing the lid of a silver sugar bowl (Jugendstil Auction, Dorotheum, May 2011).

Shown at: MAK Vienna, Josef Hoffmann 1870-1956. Progress Through Beauty, December 2021 until June 2022

Cat. Nr. M22/07


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