Josef Hoffmann - The Collector: Icons of Design New York Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Christies, New York, "Important 20th Century Decorative Arts," April 12, 1997, lot 9

  • Exhibited

    Neue Galerie, New York, "Josef Hoffmann: Interiors, 1902-1913," November 2, 2006-February 26, 2007

  • Literature

    Werner J. Schweiger, Wiener Werkstatte: Design in Vienna, 1903-1932, New York, 1984, p. 28
    Michael Huey, ed., Viennese Silver: Modern Design 1780-1918, exh. cat., Neue Galerie, New York, 2003, p. 89

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present design corresponds to model numbers S1701 and S2086 which have variant dimensions. These models are recorded in the Wiener Werkstätte design drawing and photo archives of the MAK Vienna, under respective inventory numbers KI 12006-45 and WWF 94-101-3.


Caviar dish

circa 1909
Silver, original glass.
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) high, 7 in. (17.8 cm) diameter
Executed by the Wiener Werkstätte, Austria. Impressed three times with Wiener Werkstätte monogram and Diana's head in a hexagon hallmark and twice with the Vienna city mark.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $56,250

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The Collector: Icons of Design

New York Auction 16 December 2014 5pm