Josef Hoffmann was the jack-of-all-trades of the Wiener Werkstatte. A large part of the success of the Wiener Werkstatte lies in the designs made by him. This bonbonniere silver basket was made around 1905 and bears the renowned “cloverleaf” decoration that was very early designed by Josef Hoffmann. Silver objects like these are rarely seen on the art market and reach high prices at international auctions. The fine craftsmanship paired with the elegant design makes this piece really stand out in every collection.
Bib.: original draft in the archive of the Wiener Werkstatte in the MAK, inventory number KI 12031-26