Lot 57
Josef Hoffmann (1870 - 1956) VASES FOR VIOLETS

1906
6,5 cm (h)
Signed: Marked: JH, WW

Starting price
40 000 CZK
   |   1 569 €
Price realized
40 000 CZK
   |   1 569 €
price without premium

These vases for violets are from the workshop of Wiener Werkstätte and were created based on a design by Josef Hoffmann, a co-founding member of the workshop, decorator and architect whose interiors were supplied in part by Wiener Werkstätte. Production was initiated through the collaboration of the country’s best designers using the latest technologies. Wiener Werkstätte was focused on quality of workmanship and on interesting detailing, striving to free itself from excessive ornamentation and emphasizing simple forms and quality material. These vases, lined with glass and featuring a silver geometric cover, were remarkable for the Viennese workshops.