Josef Hoffmann - Design New York Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Whereas Hoffmann’s earlier works are often rigorously geometric in form and decoration, his works became more expressive and opulent during the 1920s, perhaps due to the influence of designer Dagobert Peche who joined the firm in 1915 and introduced a certain baroque extravagance to the workshop’s aesthetic. During this period, the designs of the workshop were being sold across Europe and the United States, with a showroom on Fifth Avenue in New York that opened in 1921. These pieces express the glamour and opulence of the period while remaining true to Hoffman’s rational control of proportion and form.

    • Provenance

      Private collection, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2005

    • Catalogue Essay

      Phillips would like to thank Dr. Christian Witt-Dörring for his assistance cataloguing the present lot. The present model is recorded in the Wiener Werkstätte Archive of the MAK Vienna, under inventory number K.I. 11973-7.

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Vase, model no. M 3067/M va 6

circa 1923
Brass.
7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm) high
Executed by the Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna, Austria. Underside impressed with artist’s monogram, WIENER/WERK/STÄTTE, and MADE/IN/AUSTRIA.

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Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,930

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New York Auction 7 December 2022