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Alma Mahler-Werfel, 1931;
Paul Ite, 1954, and thence by descent;
Christie's Geneva, 20th Century Decorative Arts, 17 November 1991, lot 5;
Private European Collection.
W. Neuwirth, Wiener Werkstätte: Avantgarde, Art Deco, Industrial Design, Vienna, 1984, p. 113, fig. 77, for an in-situ photograph;
E. F. Sekler, Josef Hoffmann: The Architectural Work, New Jersey, 1985, p. 334, Cat. 134/V, for an in-situ photograph.
Der Preis Der Schönheit - 100 Jahre Wiener Werkstätte, MAK, Vienna, 10 December 2003 - 7 March 2004, p. 177, p. 204 (illustrated), p. 415.