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Flatware Set, ca. 1906

  • Josef Hoffmann, Austrian, 1870-1956

Silverplate

  • various

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

V2016.17

Department

European Modern Art to 1950

Hoffmann and Otto Wagner founded the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903. Following the principles of the Wiener Werkstätte, the objects designed by Hoffmann have simple functional forms like this complete silverplate flatware place setting. Also following the Wiener Werkstätte concept, he used geometric form as decoration.

Adolphe & Suzanne Stoclet, Palais Stoclet, Brussels, Belgium

their granddaughter Nele Haas-Stoclet, Brussels, Belgium, by descent

Donald Morris Gallery, Inc (dealer), Birmingham, MI

W. Neuwirth, Josef Hoffmann. Bestecke für die Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna 1982), p 73. D. Taragin, "From Vienna to the Studio Craft Movement," Apollo 124, no. 298 (December 1986), pp. 83-84, no. 7; p. 84, fig. 7 (ill)