• 20th Century Decorative Art &  auction at Christies

    Sale 7838

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    21 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 74

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)

    NINE PIECE RUNDESS MODELL FLATWARE SERVICE, DESIGNED 1906-1907, PRODUCED UNTIL 1916

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    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
    NINE PIECE RUNDESS MODELL FLATWARE SERVICE, DESIGNED 1906-1907, PRODUCED UNTIL 1916
    for the Wiener Werkstätte, silvered alpaca, steel knife blades
    serving spoon 8¼ in. (21 cm.) long
    each piece stamped with WW monogram, the handles of each engraved with personalised monogram GJW (9)


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    The design was originally created by Josef Hoffmann for the Cabaret Fledermaus. Sonia Knips, Berthold Löffler and Edward Titus, husband of Helena Rubenstein, also commissioned silver versions of the design.

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    Literature

    W. Neuwirth, Josef Hoffmann, Bestecke für die Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna, 1982, pp. 104-5 (design illustrated)