Description & Technical information

Designed by: Dagobert Peche
Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte

During the First World War, Dagobert Peche managed a branch of the Wiener Werkstätte in Zurich, where it was still possible to do business with the enemy foreign countries. Peche designed this silver box in Zurich and also had it executed there. This is probably the reason why this object does not carry an official Austrian hallmark.

A page of sketches preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives under inventory number KI 12678-36 includes the sketch of a very similar fish. It dates from around 1916.

Date:  around 1916
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: silver, Blue Enamel
Signature: Marked: WW, rose mark, 900, monogrammed P with star for Dagobert Peche

Dimensions: 2 x 6 x 4 cm (0³/₄ x 2³/₈ x 1⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private property, Canada

Literature: comp.: Wiener Werkstätte archives, inventory number: KI 12678-36
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Silver