Description & Technical information

Designed by: Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill,
Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte,

Silver, chased and hammered, teapot and sugar bowl gilded on the inside, teapot and creamer with finely carved ivory handles, excellent original condition

Our set is almost certainly the one depicted in the archives at the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, photo volume WWF 95-157-2.

Date:  1912
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: silver
Signature: Model nos. S 2478 (teapot), S 2485 (creamer), S 2484 (sugar bowl), S 2487 (sugar tongs), S 2486 (rum flacon), S 2562 (tray)
Marked: EWW, WW, WIENER WERK STÄTTE (3 lines), rose mark, Austrian hallmark – head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), 900

Provenance: private collection, USA

Literature: A contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, model nos. S 2562, S 2478, S 2484, S 2486, S 2487, S 2485; photo volume WWF 95-157-2 and design drawings are preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives, design drawings inv. no. KI 13261-1, KI 13261-2, KI 13214-16, KI 13261-3; Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, vol. XXXIII, 1913-14, p. 105
Exhibitions: The same set, however without rum flacon, is part of the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, inv. no. WI 1115/1912, and was shown in 2003 in the exhibition "Yearning for Beauty, 100 years Wiener Werkstätte" at the MAK.

Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Silver