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    Sale 2149

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    26 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956) FOR THE WIENER WERKSTATTE

    A GLASS VASE, DESIGNED CIRCA 1923

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    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956) FOR THE WIENER WERKSTATTE
    A Glass Vase, designed circa 1923
    executed by Ludwig Moser & Söhne
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high
    marked Moser


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    MAK WW archive, Glass Inventory No. 3311, Model. No. va 35. Approximately 400 copies of this design in various versions and colors were made.
    A purple vase of this design was sold at Christie's, New York, 3 December 2003, lot 20 for $19,120.

    cf. W. Neuwirth, Wiener Werkstätte. Avantgarde, Art Deco, Industrial Design, 1984, pp. 196-7, no. 154.
    An example of the present model in purple was featured in the Wiener Werkstätte 25th anniversary souvenir publication.