Description & Technical information

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, around 1906
Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte

The design of the handle of our cake server is identical to the one exhibited as part of the wedding table service from the 1906 Wiener Werkstätte exhibition "Der gedeckte Tisch" [The Set Table]. The blade of the cake server also corresponds to the "Rundes Modell" [round model] cutlery set shown there. Interestingly, in the archives of the Wiener Werkstätte we were unable to find either a photograph or a design sketch.

Date:  1906
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Silver, chased
Signature: Marked: JH, WW, rose mark, Austrian hallmark, small head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), maker's mark AM for Alfred Mayer

Dimensions: 26 cm (10¹/₄ inches)
Literature: Ref.: comp. W. Neuwirth, Josef Hoffmann, Bestecke für die Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna, 1982, p. 105
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Silver