• 20th Century Decorative Art &  auction at Christies

    Sale 5942

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 184

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1950)

    BROOCH, CIRCA 1922

    Price Realised  

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1950)
    BROOCH, CIRCA 1922
    silver and amethyst, executed by the Wiener Werkstätte, stamped Austrian poinçon for 800 standard silver, Rose mark, JH & WW (worn marks); together with SILVER AND ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE executed by the Wiener Werkstätte, stamped Austrian poinçons for 800 standard silver, and WW
    1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) wide (2)


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    Provenance

    Wittgenstein family and thence by descent.


    Saleroom Notice

    There are two items in this lot, not three as incorrectly printed in the auction catalogue. The lot comprises an amethyst brooch and a silver and enamel cigarette case. The case has two chips to the enamel on the reverse.


    Exhibited

    MAK, Vienna, 10 December 2003 - 7 March 2004, cat. no. S17