Lot 6
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Josef Hoffmann

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • Josef Hoffman
  • "Zigarettenkassette," Model No. M 0122 
  • impressed with artist, maker and Wiener Werkstätte monograms and rose mark
  • alpaca
executed by Theodor Quereser

Provenance

Fritz Wärndorfer
Madame des Renaudes
Edgar J. Kaufmann Jr. 
Sotheby's New York, December 1, 1989, lot 164
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Gunter Breckner, Josef Hoffmann: Sanatorium Purkersdorf, Vienna, pp. 139 and 141
Christian Brandstätter, Design Der Wiener Werkstätte, 1903-1932, Vienna, 2003, p. 280

Catalogue Note


An example of the model is in the collection of the Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, inventory. no GO 2106.  The model is referenced in the Museum's Archives of the Wiener Werkstätte, inventory no. WWF 97-4-7 (for the photograph) and nos. KI 12047-25 and KI 12047-2 (for design drawings). 

Fritz Wärndorfer was an early financial backer of Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätte. According to family tradition, this box was the first piece of silver made by Hoffmann at the Wiener Werkstätte. 
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