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    Sale 7620

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    28 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)

    FLEDERMAUS CAFE OIL & VINEGAR STAND, CIRCA 1906

    Price Realised  

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
    FLEDERMAUS CAFE OIL & VINEGAR STAND, CIRCA 1906
    executed at the Wiener Werkstätte, silvered-alpaca, glass
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide; 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) deep
    impressed marks WW, Rosemark and JH


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    Waltraud Neuwirth mentions in her book that buyers for the design included the early Wiener Werkstätte patrons such as "Stoclet, Waerndorfer, Hellmann and Hirschwald".

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    Literature

    Waltraud Neuwirth, Wiener Werkstätte: Avantgarde, Art Déco, Industrial Design, Vienna, 1984, pp. 102-3, ill. no. 67 (period photograph)