Description & Technical information



designed by: Josef Hoffmann, 1906
executed by: Wiener Werkstätte, model no. S 0811, between 1906 and 1910

In the Wiener Werkstätte photo archives the butter dish is described as a "Butterdose" suggesting a closed container, apparently a mistake. The butter knife (cat. no. 19) we are offering was intended to lie across the dish.

Date:  1906
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: silver, clear glass liner, pierced square latticework
Signature: Marked: JH, WW, rose mark, Austrian hallmark head of Diana (A for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), silversmith JW? (Josef Wagner)

Dimensions: 3.5 x 13.5 x 9.5 cm (1³/₈ x 5³/₈ x 3³/₄ inches)
Literature: a contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. WWF 94-63-4
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Silver