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    Sale 1942

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 266

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)

    'MODEL NO. M 92' AN ADJUSTABLE HAMMERED SILVERED-BRASS AND SILK TABLE LAMP, 1904

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
    'Model No. M 92' An Adjustable Hammered Silvered-Brass and Silk Table Lamp, 1904
    executed by Franz Guggenbichler
    20 in. (50.8 cm.) high
    stamped with rosemark, WW, JH monogram and FG monogram of metalsmith Franz Guggenbichler


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    cf. E. Sekler, Josef Hoffmann: The Architectural Work, Princeton, 1985, p. 320, cat. 116/II for a photograph showing the piece in the interior of the Wiener Werkstätte showroom.

    W.J. Schweiger, Wiener Werkstätte Design in Vienna 1903-1932, New York, 1984, p. 76 for a photograph showing the piece in the interior of the Wiener Werkstätte showroom.

    The present lot is one of only three table lamps of this model that were produced. The lamp is documented in the archives of the Wiener Werkstätte, Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK) in Vienna in the WWB (Wiener Werkstätte Kalkulationsbuch/calculation book) 03 (GSM 03)/0196. The lamp is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Günther Stefan Asenbaum.

    Provenance

    With Historical Design, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES

    A lamp of this model in the showroom of the Wiener Werkstátte in Vienna

    The lamp in the calculation book of the Wiener Werkstátte