Museum-quality silver tea service
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Josef Hoffman

Museum-quality silver tea service

Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

Date 1922

Period Early 20th century

Dimension 48 x 45 cm (18⁷/₈ x 17³/₄ inches)

Consisting of: Teapot, creamer, sugar bowl with lid, sugar tongs, tray


Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, 1922

Wiener Werkstätte, model nos. S 5369 – S se 8-1, S
5370 – S se 8-2, S 5371 – S se 8-3, S 5372 – S se 8-4, S 5373 – S se 8-5

JH, WIENER WERK STÄTTE (3 lines), WW, Austrian
hallmark - head of hoopoe (W for Vienna, 2 for 900/1000), 900


Silver chased and hammered, teapot
and creamer with ivory spacers (these replaced), handles of finely carved double
twisted ivory, lids with stylized pinecone finials, finest quality of
silversmith craftsmanship, excellent original condition


Tray: W 48
cm, D 45 cm, teapot: H 26 cm, s
ugar bowl: H 18 cm,

sugar tongs:
L 12 cm, creamer: H 15.5 cm

The Wiener Werkstätte pattern book records the
production of 3 such tea sets – one each in 1922, 1924 and 1926. Josef Hoffmann
also exhibited one of these sets at the Paris Exposition Internationale des
Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925.

In 2014, we showed an identical set at the TEFAF (catalogue
number 30), which we had acquired in the USA and sold to a renowned art

Date: 1922

Period: Early 20th century

Dimension: 48 x 45 cm (18⁷/₈ x 17³/₄ inches)

Provenance: private collection, United Kingdom


Contemporary photographs in the Wiener Werkstätte photo archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. WWF 96-236-1 and WWF 137-11-1; design drawings inv. no. KI-12056-22, KI-12056-23-1, KI-12056-24-1, KI-12056-24-2, KI-12056-25-1


MAK Vienna, Josef Hoffmann 1870-1956. Progress Through Beauty, December 2021 until June 2022

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