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JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
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JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)

UNIQUE CHANDELIER, MODEL NO. M0409, FOR DR. HERMANN WITTGENSTEIN, VIENNA, CIRCA 1906

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JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
Unique Chandelier, Model No. M0409, for Dr. Hermann Wittgenstein, Vienna, circa 1906
hammered silvered brass, glass
53 ¾ in. (136.5 cm) drop; 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm) square
Provenance
Dr. Hermann Wittgenstein, Salesianergasse 7, Vienna
Thence by descent
Oskar Schmidt, Vienna
Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1984
Literature
Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration Band XVII, October 1905- March 1906, p. 164 for a period image in the apartment of Margarethe Stonborough-Wittgenstein
Post lot text
Only one example of the present model chandelier was recorded in the Wiener Werkstätte Archive, MAK, Vienna
archive under WWF 97-15-3 as having being executed, on 29th of September 1905 for Dr. H. Wittgenstein. An image from this archive is included in the above. Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna. Photo: © MAK.

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