fbpx

Silver brooch Josef Hoffmann Wiener Werkstatte 1912

SKU 449

Silver brooch, Josef Hoffmann, Wiener Werkstatte, 1912, marked

  • Height: 0.5cm
  • Length: 4.5cm
  • Width: 3.5cm
  • Date: 1912 to 1912
    Epoch: Art Nouveau
    Technique: Silver, beaten and polished
    Bib.: Archive of the Wiener Werkstätte in the Museum of applied Arts Vienna, model number: S 2694 inventory number WWE 13-7 (original photo) and WWF 96-185-2 (design)
    Price on request
    SKU 449
    Description

    Josef Hoffmann, a member of the Vienna Secession, was both the co-founder and one of the most active designers of the Wiener Werkstätte. Much of the success of this Viennese art manufactory is due to his designs. In addition to a variety of articles of daily use, furniture and interior decoration, he also designed various fashion accessories, such as this brooch.
    This elegant, silver chased brooch bears a relief-like foliage motif, which adapts organically to the shape of the object. Small dots around the motif complete the composition. The balanced decoration is framed by a finely crafted edge, a so-called “Perlschnur”. The brooch is marked on the back with “WW” and with the silver hallmark, the diana mark.

    ARTIST

    Josef Hoffmann (Brtnice 1870 – 1956 Vienna), co-founder of the Viennese Secession and of the Wiener Werkstätte, was an extremely productive and versatile architect and designer. Throughout his career he experimented with various forms, techniques and materials. In his designs, he was striving for a strong reduction of the form to the essential and was a pioneer of geometric Jugendstil. This is how his characteristic geometric style was established. The scope of his designs ranges from buildings and entire interiors, following the concept of the “Gesamtkunstwerk” (total work of art), all the way to small details of everyday life. One of his most significant works is the Palais Stoclet in Brussels, a Gesamtkunstwerk which he executed for a wealthy entrepreneur between 1905 and 1911 in collaboration with, among others, Gustav Klimt and Koloman Moser.

    Silver brooch Josef Hoffmann Wiener Werkstatte 1912

    By sending the inquiry form, you accept the use of your data for this inquiry. Privacy Policy

    Plankengasse 5
    1010 Wien
    Opening hours

    Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    and by appointment

    Contact

    Thank you for your inquiry!

    We will process your request as quickly as possible.

    Current time in Vienna:
    Saturday, 10:06
    Office hours

    Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Visit our exhibitions too

    Für den Versand unserer Newsletter nutzen wir rapidmail. Mit Ihrer Anmeldung stimmen Sie zu, dass die eingegebenen Daten an rapidmail übermittelt werden. Beachten Sie bitte deren AGB und Datenschutzbestimmungen .

    We have moved and look forward to your visit ​​​​at our new address:

    Plankengasse 5,
    1010 Vienna 

    Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter!

    We have now sent you an email with a link to confirm your email address.

    Social Media

    Always up to date with
    our newsletter

    Our next exhibitions

    Für den Versand unserer Newsletter nutzen wir rapidmail. Mit Ihrer Anmeldung stimmen Sie zu, dass die eingegebenen Daten an rapidmail übermittelt werden. Beachten Sie bitte deren AGB und Datenschutzbestimmungen .