Butter Knife

Josef Hoffmann Austrian, 1870-1956
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in

Modern, Level 2, North Wing

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About the Artwork

Butter Knife

ca. 1906

Josef Hoffmann

1870-1956

Austrian

Unknown

Silverplate

Overall: 7 1/8 inches (18.1 cm)

Silver

European Modern Art to 1970

Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley, Jr. Fund

1985.33.4

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Stamp, on rear of handle: WW [Wiener Werkstaette]

Provenance

Adolphe & Suzanne Stoclet (Palais Stoclet, Brussels, Belgium)

by descent to their granddaughter, Nele Haas-Stoclet (Brussels, Belgium)

(Donald Morris Gallery, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan, USA)

1985-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Neuwirth, W. and Josef Hoffmann. Bestecke für die Wiener Werkstätte. Vienna, 1982, p. 73.

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Josef Hoffmann, Butter Knife, ca. 1906, silverplate. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley, Jr. Fund, 1985.33.4.

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