• 20th Century Decorative Art &  auction at Christies

    Sale 7838

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    21 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)

    AUFSATZ CENTREPIECE, CIRCA 1925-1931

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
    AUFSATZ CENTREPIECE, CIRCA 1925-1931
    produced by the Wiener Werkstätte, martellé brass, with applied scrolling handles
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide
    stamped WIENER WERKSTÄTTE, MADE IN AUSTRIA and monogram JH


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    The centerpiece was executed in three different metals: brass, alpaca and silver. The brass example may be the earliest version, produced from 1925 to 1931. The Wiener Werkstätte price list of August 1928 cites the brass model on page 405 at a cost of 105 shilling. The model was exhibited at the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in 1925.

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    Literature

    G. Fahr-Becker, Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932, Cologne, 1995, p. 165. (example illustrated)