Carl Witzmann


Bel Etage, Wolfgang Bauer, Vienna

Date 1918

Period Early 20th century

Dimension 21 x 14 x 8.5 cm (8¹/₄ x 5¹/₂ x 3³/₈ inches)

Designed by: Carl Witzmann

Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte, 1918, model no. 2215

Marked: on the movement: PMK, M. & SOHN/KARLSTEIN; the clock is unmarked 

Alpaca, silver plated, hammered, chased dial with blued steel hands, brass 8-day movement, very good original condition 

H 21 cm, W 14 cm, D 8.5 cm

Designed at the beginning of 1918, the clock was one of the last works by this very talented artist, who died at the age of 35. According to the Wiener Werkstätte archives, only two such clocks were executed by Wiener Werkstätte. In terms of shape and technical execution, it resembles the clocks designed by Witzmann's teacher Josef Hoffmann in the early years of Wiener Werkstätte.

Sincere thanks to Mag Hölters (MAK) and Dr Anne Rossberg (MAK) for their kind support in identifying this clock.

Date: 1918

Period: Early 20th century

Dimension: 21 x 14 x 8.5 cm (8¹/₄ x 5¹/₂ x 3³/₈ inches)

Provenance: private property, Austria


Ref.: Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Museum of
Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, Wiener Werkstätte model book, model no. 2215

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