10-piece museum-quality cutlery set
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Josef Hoffman

10-piece museum-quality cutlery set

Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

Date 1906

Period Early 20th century

Dimension 21.5 cm (8¹/₂ inches)

From the “RUNDES MODELL” (round model) cutlery design series comprising: 1 table fork, 1 table knife, 1 table spoon, 1 fish fork, 1 fish knife, 1 butter knife, 1 dessert fork, 1 mocha spoon, 1 ice cream spoon, 1 lemonade spoon.

Designed by: Josef Hoffmann, 1906

Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte1910/13, model nos. M 847, M 848, M 852, M 857, M 856, M 933, M 850, M 853, M 935, M 859 

Marked: WW, some with rose mark, master’s mark, JH, lemonade spoon: Austrian hallmark – head of Diana

Alpaca, silver plated, lime spoon silver

Table fork and lemonade spoon: L 21.5 cm

Executed in silver-plated alpaca and/or solid silver, this cutlery set was presented on the wedding banquet table in the 1906 Wiener Werkstätte exhibition "Der gedeckte Tisch"(the laid table). The list of buyers of this cutlery set features such names as Sonja Knips and Titus.

Date: 1906

Period: Early 20th century

Dimension: 21.5 cm (8¹/₂ inches)


private property, Austria

Literature: W. Neuwirth, Josef Hoffmann. Bestecke für die  Wiener Werkstätte. Exhibition catalogue. Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, 1982, p. 78, 86 (designs: work no. M 847, M 852) and p. 25, illus. 11; MAK Inv. Nr. WWF 130-2-1; MAK Inv. Nr. WWF 130-1-1

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Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

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