The design philosophy of the Wiener Werkstätte included "the permeation of the entire living space with art and beauty". The artists and craftsmen of the traditional Viennese manufactory took this motto very literally and produced objects for everyday use from all areas of life. Josef Hoffmann was one of the most important designers of the Wiener Werkstätte. His best-known objects include furniture and tableware. Especially his coffee and tea services enjoy a special status among collectors and in museums. In these works of art, which consist of several pieces, his unmistakable style and the perfect execution of the Wiener Werkstätte craftsmen are particularly impressive.
This tea service was designed around 1918. At that time, precious metals and luxury goods such as ivory were already very rare. We therefore assume that this model was made either only a few times or, even more likely, only once. The workmanship is, as usual, almost perfect. The ivory is undamaged and the silver has been beautifully processed. In addition, our set is absolutely complete.
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Bib.: Archive of the Wiener Werkstätte in the Museum for Applied Arts Vienna, contemporary original photo, Inv. Nb. WWF 96-189-5