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Hoffmann Josef


Wiener Werkstätte
Designed by Josef Hoffmann, 1918
Executed by Wiener Werkstätte, model no. S se 3, after 1922
Marked WIENER WERK STÄTTE (3 lines), HJ, 900, WW, Austrian hallmark - head of a toucan (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000)
Material Silver, chased and hammered, ivory handle
Dimensions H 15 cm,  17.5 cm, W 26 cm
Provenance private property, England
Literature exhibition catalogue MAK, Vienna, 2003, Der Preis der Schönheit, p. 270; A. Krekel, Modern Silver 1880–1940, London/Amsterdam, 1989, pp. 203 & 211
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This teapot is part of a tea set. An identical set was exhibited at the Exhibition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925. Hoffmann designed the Austrian pavilion in cooperation with Oswald Härtl. Wiener Werkstätte silverwork, including the Hoffmann set, was exhibited in hand-painted showcases by Christa Ehrlich.

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