Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, before 1905
Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte, 1905, model no. S 566

Silver, chased and hammered, excellent original condition

According to the Wiener Werkstätte archives two such spoons were produced, the selling price amounted to 30 krones each.

Date:  Before 1905
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: silver, Chased and hammered
Signature: Marked: JH, Austrian hallmark - head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), WW, rose mark, JH in circle (master's mark of Josef Hossfeld)

Dimensions: 17.5 cm (6⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, USA
Literature: Archives of Wiener Werkstätte, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, design-drawing inv. no. KI 12087-63, model no. S 566; A contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. WWF 93-23-6; W. Neuwirth, Josef Hoffmann, Bestecke für die Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna, 1982, p. 191
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Silver