Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, Vienna 1919

Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte, model no. M ur 2

Marked on the back inside: WIENER WERK STÄTTE (3-lines), JH, Made in Austria

Brass, ,polished, white enamel dial, one-week movement, movement has been overhauled by an expert clockmaker, first class original condition

H 25 cm

A very similar clock can be seen in one of Josef Hoffmann’s design sketches for a bedroom dating from 1915. An identical clock was in the breakfast room of the Ast country house in Velden am Wörthersee.

Date:  1919
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Germany
Dimensions: 25 cm (9⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: private collection, Germany

Literature: L. Kleiner, Josef Hoffmann, 1927, p. 46; Wiener Werkstätte sales catalogue, 1928,
p. 40; P. Noever, MAK (ed.), Yearning for Beauty, The Wiener Werkstätte and the Stoclet House, p. 291; J. Schweiger, Wiener Werkstätte, Kunst und Handwerk 1903–1932, Vienna, 1982, illus. p. 70; C. Brandstätter, Design der Wiener Werkstätte 1903–1932, Vienna, 2003, p. 291