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Vase on Four Feet, Mod. No. M 234, 1904 - 1906

Leopold Museum,
Alpacca silver-plated
20.5×16×16 cm


  • Josef Hoffmann

    (Pirnitz/Brtnice 1870–1956 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte (Johann Blaschek)
Currently on display at OG4
This vase was designed by the architect and designer Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) between 1904 and 1906. The funnel-shaped vase is resting on four cylindrical feet. The reduced geometrical form language of this object is typical for the early period of the Wiener Werkstätte, founded in 1903. The execution, using silver-plated sheet alpacca with a hammered finish, was carried out by Johann Blaschek, a silversmith working for the Wiener Werkstätte, who was allowed to place his monogram next to that of Josef Hoffmann. This illustrates the importance the Winer Werkstätte attached to the partnership between designers and executing craftsmen.

Object data

  • Design: Josef Hoffmann
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte (Johann Blaschek)
Vase on Four Feet, Mod. No. M 234
1904 - 1906
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Arts and crafts
Alpacca silver-plated
20.5×16×16 cm
Punchmarked on the bottom: JH WIENER WERKSTAETTE JH, JB
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4586
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).
  • Wien 1900. Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Diethard Leopold/Peter Weinhäupl, Wien u.a. 2009.

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Margarethe von Remy-Berzenkovitsch geb. Hellmann; Wien (o.D.)
Kunsthandlung Asenbaum, Wien (o.D.);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (um 1985-1994); (1)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, E-Mail Dr. Paul Asenbaum vom 21.11.2017

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