Rare Silver Vase with Glass Insert by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte For Sale
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Rare Silver Vase with Glass Insert by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte

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A Wiener Werkstatte silver reticulated flower basket with original glass insert in a very rare model made with silver. Designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870-1956), Vienna, circa 1906 and produced by the Wiener Werkstatte from 1906-1916 in silver, silver-plated base metal, and zinc-plated iron as part of the "Gitterwerk" collection. The iconic design features the perforated square with looped reticulated handle. Branded with both Wiener Werstatte's logos, Josef Hoffman's artist cypher, 800 silver mark, and an Austrian silver mark. An amazing piece of work from Vienna Secession movement in wonderful form and condition. An identical model in silver is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, museum number M.15-1982, and presently on display in the 20th century Gallery, Room 74, case CA4, box 57 along with other pieces from the 'Gitterwerk' series. Measure: H 9 3/4, W 4, D 5 in. Weight 4.6 oz. t.

Details

  • Condition Details
    Retains original glass liner, with a minor chip on the rim.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.75 in. x W 4 in. x D 5 in.H 24.77 cm x W 10.16 cm x D 12.7 cm
  • Seller Location
    North Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    LU945011020491
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About Josef Hoffmann (Designer)

The Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann was a central figure in the evolution of modern design, and a leader in an aesthetic movement born in Europe in the late 19th century that rejected florid, extravagant ornamentation in favor of a new emphasis on simplicity of line. As a founder of the turn-of-the-century Wiener Werkstätte (in English: the Viennese Workshops), a design cooperative that produced superbly crafted furniture and housewares, Hoffmann was a pioneering practitioner of what would become a fundamental principle of modernism: that good design is a way of life.

     Hoffmann came of age amidst a shift in the culture of the applied arts, as a conservative order that looked only to the past for inspiration was pushed aside. But what, exactly, would replace that order was in question — and Hoffmann’s career embodies the developing patterns of design’s new spirit. His architectural work reflects his time as a student of the Vienna architect Otto Wagner, who disdained excessive decoration and employed new materials such as steel girders and reinforced concrete to create buildings with airy, open interiors full of light. As a designer of furniture and interiors, Hoffmann was consistently open-minded about the aesthetics he explored. He was an early adherent of the flowing, organic forms of the Art Nouveau design movement that began to flourish in the late 1880s — but by the opening of the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903, Hoffmann’s designs embraced the beauty of geometry in pieces that feature grids and angular forms.

     Hoffmann’s greatest works reflect his ability to combine seemingly conflicting design visions into coherent wholes. His architectural masterpiece, the Stoclet Palace in Brussels, has an exterior that groups together simple geometric forms and spacious interiors marked by subtly naturalistic design details that lend rooms an air of charm and geniality. Hoffmann’s signature furniture design is an adjustable lounge chair — the Sitzmaschine (1905) — that marries a curving frame with square and rectangular back- and side rests. This piece, like so many others by Hoffmann, reflects a groundbreaking, forward-thinking appreciation for the union of different looks and sources that marks the best of interior design in our own day. Moreover, items offered on these pages — which range from enameled silver jewelry, to a silver flower vase basket, to lighting pendants and sconces — testify to the astonishing breadth of Hoffman’s creative pursuits. He was truly a giant of design.

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