The fashion department of the Wiener Werkstatte was very successful during the 1920s. The most important designers of that period were Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill and Josef Hoffmann. Until the closure of the Wiener Werkstatte, the fashion department sold pieces all over the world and was a great influence for the haute couture of that time.
This handbag was designed by Josef Hoffmann around 1924. It is made of gold embossed goat leather with a brass frame crowned by a fastening with a carved bone top. It is marked in the strap with “Wiener Werk Stätte”.
Bib.: Photograph in the archive of the Wiener Werkstatte in the Museum for applied arts in Vienna, inventory number WWF 100-72-1 (form, similar decor)