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  • Provenance

    Private collection, the Netherlands
    Christie's, Amsterdam, '20th Century Decorative Arts', 23 May, 2007, lot 173

  • Exhibited

    'Wiener Werkstätte Zilver en Belgisch Zilver Design', Zilvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 14 September-12 December, 2010

  • Literature

    Wiener Werkstätte Fotoband 96, p. 202
    Peter Noever, ed., Josef Hoffmann Designs, exh. cat., Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, 1992, p. 97, figs. 133-34 for a preparatory drawing of the teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl, and sugar tongs, p. 169, fig. 261 for an image of the teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl, and sugar tongs
    Die Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1928. Modernes Kunstgewerbe und sein Weg, Munich, 1994, n.p. teapot, tray, sugar bowl, and sugar tongs
    Gabriele Fahr-Becker, Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932, Cologne, 2003, p. 171
    Peter Noever, ed., Yearning for Beauty: The Wiener Werkstätte and the Stoclet House, Ostfildern, 2006, p. 290, fig. (M 192) for the teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl, and sugar tongs
    Ko Goubert, ed., Wiener Werkstätte Zilver en Belgisch Zilver Design, exh. cat., Zilvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, 2010, illustrated p. 79

  • Catalogue Essay

    Both the Wiener Werkstätte invoice no. GO 2035/1976 and inventory number K.I. 12016-8-11 are on file for the present lot at the MAK Vienna, Austria. The present model tea service was exhibited at the 'Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes', Paris, 1925.

    Phillips wishes to thank Dr. Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Curator of the Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive, MAK, Vienna, for assisting with the cataloguing of this lot.

Σ318

Tea service, model no. S se 3

1918
Precious metal, ivory.
Teapot: 15.7 x 26.5 x 16.7 cm (6 1/8 x 10 3/8 x 6 5/8 in.); milk jug: 10.4 x 18.3 x 12.1 cm (4 1/8 x 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.); sugar bowl: 11.2 x 12.7 x 12.2 cm (4 3/8 x 5 x 4 3/4 in.); sugar tongs:
3.3 x 12.6 x 3.9 cm (1 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.); tray: 2.4 x 47.8 x 40.1 cm (0 7/8 x 18 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

Executed by the Wiener Werkstätte, Austria. Comprising teapot (model no. S 4027): marked with rose mark monogram, artist’s monogram, WIENER/WERK/STÄTTE, purity mark 900, Wiener Werkstätte monogram, unidentified mark, Austrian assay mark, and lid with purity mark 900, Wiener Werkstätte monogram, Austrian assay mark; milk jug (model no. S 4211): marked with artist’s monogram, Wiener Werkstätte monogram, WIENER/WERK/STÄTTE, rose mark, purity mark 900, Austrian assay mark, unidentified mark; sugar bowl (model no. S 4209): marked with artist’s monogram, purity mark 900, rose mark monogram, WIENER/WERK/STÄTTE, Wiener Werkstätte monogram, Austrian assay mark, and lid with Austrian assay mark; sugar tongs model no. S 4210): marked with Wiener Werkstätte monogram, artist’s monogram, rose mark, purity mark 900, Austrian assay mark; and serving tray: marked with purity mark 900, artist’s monogram, rose mark monogram, WIENERWERKSTÄTTE, Wiener Werkstätte monogram, and Austrian assay mark.

Estimate
£50,000 - 80,000 

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Created by Lee F. Mindel, FAIA                                       London Auction 29 April 2014 6pm