Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, 1922
Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte, model nos. S 5369 – S se 8-1, S 5370 – S se 8-2, S 5371 – S se 8-3, S 5372 – S se 8-4, S 5373 – S se 8-5 

Teapot and creamer with ivory spacer (these replaced), finely carved ivory double-looped handles, lids with stylized pine cone finials, finest quality of silversmith craftsmanship, excellent original condition

Tray: W 48 cm, D 45 cm, teapot: H 26 cm, sugar bowl: H 18 cm,
sugar tong: L 12 cm, creamer: H 15.5 cm

Date:  1922
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Silver chased and hammered, Ivory
Signature: Marked: JH, WIENER WERK STÄTTE (3 lines), WW, Austrian hallmark - head of hoopoe (W for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), 900

Dimensions: 48 x 45 cm (18⁷/₈ x 17³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, United Kingdom

Literature: Contemporary photographs preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte photographic archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. WWF 96-236-1 and WWF 137-11-1, design drawing inv. no. KI-12056-22, KI-12056-23-1, KI-12056-24-1, KI-12056-24-2, KI-12056-25-1
Exhibitions: According to the Wiener Werkstätte pattern book, 3 such tea sets had been produced, one in 1922, one in 1924 and one in 1926. Josef Hoffmann also exhibited one of these sets at the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925.
In 2014, we showed an identical set at the Tefaf (catalogue number 30). We had acquired this set in the USA and sold it to an eminent art collector.

Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Silver