Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, 1903

Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna, 1903, model no. S 57

Only four such dishes were executed, one in 1903, one in 1904 and two in 1905. According to Musterbuch GSM no. 4, they were bought by Adele Bloch, Sonja Knips, Paul Wittgenstein and E. Duse.

Sincere thanks Dr. Elisabeth Schmuttermeier for this information.

Date:  1903
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Austria, Vienna
Medium: silver, Chased and hammered, Hand polished, Beed and reel decoration, 5 peridot cabochons
Signature: Marked: JH, WW in oval, WW, rose mark, master’s mark KK
(Konrad Koch), Austrian hallmark - head of Diana (A for Vienna, 3 for
800/1000), on the handle: Austrian hallmark - greyhound (A for Vienna, 3 for
800/1000), A (Austrian hallmark), WW

Dimensions: 14.5 x 17 x 17 cm (5³/₄ x 6³/₄ x 6³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Private property, Germany


A contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener
Werkstätte photographic archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK),
Vienna, inv. no. WWF 93-2-2, design
drawing inv. no. KI 12033-40; MAK Vienna,
Wiener Werkstätte model book no. 4 (gold-silver-metal), inv. no. WWMB 4

Categories: Silver