Description & Technical information

From the ‘flat model’ cutlery series
Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, 1903/04
Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte, around 1906, comp. works no. S 843

In 1906, this set of cutlery was shown on the jubilee banquet table in the Wiener Werkstätte exhibition "Der gedeckte Tisch".
The very rare cutlery series, "flat model", is usually adorned by 4 balls at the end of the handle. Our butter knife is one of the rarer versions with 5 balls.

Date:  1906
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: silver
Signature: Marked: JH, WW, rose mark, Austrian hallmark, head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), French importation mark swan (1893 until 1970)

Dimensions: 14.7 cm (5³/₄ inches)
Literature: Ref.: W. Neuwirth, Josef Hoffmann, Bestecke für die Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna, 1982, p. 29 f, comp. ill. p. 55
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Silver