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Brass cup, Josef Hoffmann (Wienner Werkstätte, ca.1920)

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Posted 3 years ago


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This silver brass cup -which I think was probably used as a cigarette holder/jar- is one of the classic designs of Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstätte in the early 1920s . It's got an lobulated oval shaped base and has the traditional grooved surface of his items from this period.

It stands 7,2 cm. tall and is stamped with “WIENER WERKSTÄTTE” on the underside (pic.3)

On pic.4 you can see two similar ones standing 6,2 and 7,1 cm. tall. The pic was taken from the catalogue of a famous auction house.


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Oh MY .... another CLASSIC!!
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks Sean and VER for your love and kind comments!!!

  4. paris1925 paris1925, 3 years ago
    hi haustro, nice found, love to find some hoffmann item. hoffmann is born in city of brtnice i moravia, where my grand father was bor and his familly get the castle from 17' century. you can have a look here at the mak museum database, they have all hoffman works photoarchive. good luck
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks for your love PARIS, VALENTINO and MANI!!

    PARIS: thanks for the MAK link. Carlos knows the archive well (and loves it). We haven't found the same item but others pretty simmilar to it in style.

    It's funny how much of the Viennese artists from the turn of the century were actually Czech or of Czech ancestry. In fact, while visiting Prague last summer we found such extraordinary art there!!!
  6. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    Simple design, yet supremely elegant!
  7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks COGITO! Simply and elegantm that's it! :)
  8. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 3 years ago
    Wow, what a treasure! Love all Hoffmann!
  9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks BelleEPOQUE! he was one of the first great designers!!!
  10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks for your love JENSEN!!!!
  11. Katzl Katzl, 3 years ago
    Stunning!!! Amazing, what treasures you have!!!
  12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Thanks for loving it KATZL! it's one of Carlos's treasures

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