designed 1922; made 1923
Decorative Arts
silver, ivory
Overall: 2 3/8 × 23 5/8 × 4 13/16 in. (6.03 × 60.01 × 12.22 cm)
Part of a set "Tea Service" (99.23.1-5)
This five-piece tea service, one of only three now in existence, shows Josef Hoffmann’s mature style when compared to his earlier works. An example of this tea service was illustrated in the Wiener Werkstätte brochure and priced at $650, a huge amount at the time. An identical tea service, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was sold by the American branch of the Wiener Werkstätte store in New York City to the distinguished Hollywood film writer Frances Marion. Other examples of Hoffmann’s metalwork can be found in this gallery.
Vienna Secession
Marked on each piece: "JH; WW; 900; Vienna 900 silver assay mark; MADE IN AUSTRIA; WIENER WERKSTATTE"
Gift of the Fabergé Society of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
“Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty”, Neue Galerie, New York, NY, 10/26/2017 - 1/29/2018

"Celebrating Art Nouveau: The Kreuzer Collection," VMFA, October 5, 2002 - January 19, 2003
©artist or artist’s estate

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