Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, before 1918
Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte; model no. S 4087

Silver, chased, extraordinarily fine bead and reel decoration, oval enamel plaque in the lid, inside: black stained pear wood and fabric lining, highest quality of silversmith craftsmanship

Excellent original condition

The design drawing for this box preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives reads as follows: Rauchgarnitur "Kassette" für Direktor Platzer, Wien I, Tegetthofstrasse 7. It is thus to be assumed that this silver box is unique.

Date:  Before 1918
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: silver, Chased
Signature: Marked: JH, WW, rose mark, WIENER WERKSTÄTTE (1 line), Austrian hallmark - head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), small a (for Vienna).

Dimensions: 9.5 x 32.5 x 20.5 cm (3³/₄ x 12³/₄ x 8¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: private collection, Switzerland
Literature: Archives of Wiener Werkstätte, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, design drawing inv. no. KI 12048-28
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Silver