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Butter Knife, ca. 1906

  • Josef Hoffmann, Austrian, 1870-1956

Silverplate

  • Overall: 7 1/8 inches (18.1 cm)

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

1985.33.4

On View

  • Modern N2AA

Department

European Modern Art to 1970

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)

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

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.