Description & Technical information

Designed by: Hans Ofner, Vienna, around 1907

Alpacca, hammered,  finial in beechwood most probably replaced,handle covered with rattan, very beautiful original condition.

H 23 cm, W 28 cm, base square 17,5

The Hoffman student Hans Ofner designed stylistically very similar objects around 1907, which he then sold inter alia in his studio at Opernring 19 in Vienna’s first
district.(Original paper label by Ofner, see autumn exhibition 2002, cat. nos. 93 and 94). An object from the artist's studio is shown there in the left showcase, documented in:  Die Kunst, Vol. XVI, 1907, p. 274, in an article that pays tribute to the artist on more than 20 pages. Such appreciation in this most important art journal in the German-speaking world was shown to only a few artists, and even more rarely to "artisans".

Similar to this jug, the object presented in this article is an excellent example of Hans Ofner’s very distinctive design.

Date:  1907
Period:  Early 20th century
Dimensions: 23 x 28 x 17.5 cm (9 x 11 x 6⁷/₈ inches)

Barry Friedman, Ltd, NY, later private collection, USA


Ofner, Die Kunst, Band XVI, 1907, pp. 274