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    Sale 7620

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    28 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)

    WALL-MIRROR, CIRCA 1920

    Price Realised  

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
    WALL-MIRROR, CIRCA 1920
    executed at the Wiener Werkstätte, lime, carved and gessoed with yellow and white gold water-gilding on red clay, mirrored glass
    16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) wide


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    The mirror was carved by Max Welz who executed designs by Josef Hoffmann and Dagobert Peche.

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    Literature

    Peter Noever, Josef Hoffmann, Ornament zwischen Hoffnung und Verbrechen, Salzburg, 1987, p. 42, Z241 (related signed Josef Hoffmann design drawing illustrated)