Lot 163: Josef Hoffmann, A brooch, originally part of choker G 956,
December 1, 2016
Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Description: Designed in 1909, executed by the Wiener Werkstätte, gilt silver, mother-of-pearl, rectangular shape with stylised floral decoration, brooch element supplemented, on the reverse impressed with monogram WW, rose mark, Diana’s head, assay mark and unknown silversmith SF(?), length 4 x 1.8 cm, (B).
Literature: Lit.: An archive picture of the necklace is preserved in the WW Archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (ÖMAK), Vienna with inventory no. WWF 92-65-1. We are grateful to Dr Schmuttermeier, MAK, Vienna, for kindly supplying this information.