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The museum is closed at 5pm, but the outside grounds will be filled with lots of outdoor Noel Night activities until 9pm. 

Dinner Knife, ca. 1906

  • Josef Hoffmann, Austrian, 1870-1956

Silverplate

  • Overall: 8 3/8 × 3/4 × 5/16 inches (21.3 × 1.9 × 0.8 cm)

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

1985.33.1

On View

  • Modern N2AA

Department

European Modern Art to 1950

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. Taragin, D."From Vienna to the Studio Craft Movement." Apollo 124, no. 298 (December 1986): pp. 83-84, no. 7; p. 84 (fig. 7).

Josef Hoffmann, Dinner Knife, ca. 1906, silverplate. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley, Jr. Fund, 1985.33.1.