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Hoffmann Josef

FIVE PIECE MÉNAGÈRE

Glass
About the artist Brtnice 1870 – 1956 Vienna
Designed by Josef Hoffmann, 1909
Executed by Wiener Werkstätte, model no. S 1914
Marked container: JH, WW, rose mark, master's mark AB in circle, Austrian hallmark - head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000); ménagère: JH, WW, rose mark, master's mark AB in circle, Austrian hallmark - head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), WIENER WERKSTÄTTE
Material Silver, chased, malachite, 1 handle might have been replaced, glass containers and carafes replaced
Dimensions H 22.5 cm, W 17.5 cm, D 14 cm
Provenance Private property, Austria
Literature A contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK, Vienna), inv. no. WWF 94-107-1; Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, design drawing inv. no. KI-12027-7
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Josef Hoffmann designed this ménagère in at least two versions. Most interestingly, both carry the same model number, although they differ with respect to design and arrangement of containers and also as regards the bottles.


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