Description & Technical information

Designed by: Otto Prutscher
Executed by: Eduard Friedmann
Silver, 1,310 g, chased and hammered, inside gilt, bead and reel decoration, two finals replaced, raffia, replaced on two handles, very good original condition

First-class Viennese silversmith craftsmanship

Numerous design sketches by Prutscher that bear a close resemblance to our set are preserved in the archives of the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna, one is marked with inv. no. WWF 95-149-1, another with inv. no. ki-13261-7-1, and yet another with inv. no. KI 20178-1-2. The latter contains a note reading: designed by Prof. Otto Prutscher, executed by E. Friedmann.

Date:  before 1912
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: silver
Signature: Marked: pitcher (master's mark for Eduard Friedmann), Austrian hallmark - head of Diana (A for Vienna, 3 for 800/1000), A, P (inspection office hallmark A for Vienna and P for Pest); coffeepot: master’s mark KM, Austrian hallmark -head of Diana (P for Pest, 3 for 800/1000)

Dimensions: 21 cm (8¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: private property, USA

Literature: The Studio Year Book, 1913, p. 212
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Silver