Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, 1918
Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte, model no. S se 3, after 1922

This teapot is part of a tea set. An identical set was exhibited at the Exhibition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925. Hoffmann designed the Austrian pavilion in cooperation with Oswald Härtl. Wiener Werkstätte silverwork, including the Hoffmann set, was exhibited in hand-painted showcases by Christa Ehrlich.

Date:  1918-1922
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Austria
Medium: Chased hammered silver, Ivory handle
Signature: Marked: WIENER WERK STÄTTE (3 lines), HJ, 900, WW, Austrian hallmark - head of a toucan (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000)

Dimensions: 15 x 26 x 17.5 cm (5⁷/₈ x 10¹/₄ x 6⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private property, England   

Literature: Ref.: exhibition catalogue MAK, Vienna, 2003, Der Preis der Schönheit, p. 270; A. Krekel, Modern Silver 1880–1940, London/Amsterdam, 1989, pp. 203 & 211

Categories: Silver