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Ball Souvenir, Concordia Ball 1909 (cover designed by Josef Hoffmann, marbled paper designed by Koloman Moser), 1909

Leopold Museum,
Leopold Museum,
Brass, marbled paper
14.2×11.1 cm


  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

  • Josef Hoffmann

    (Pirnitz/Brtnice 1870–1956 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Currently on display at OG4
Koloman Moser (1868–1918) showed his painterly talent also in the marbled paper technique, which he intently explored from 1900. For this age-old process a shallow tray is filled with oil paints which are then made into patterns or various motifs using a needle or marbling comb. Subsequently, a piece of paper is dipped into the tray to absorb the paint. These papers were either used as endpapers or covers for books, or as autonomous artworks that were signed and dated by the artist. This rediscovered art fit in well with the program of the Wiener Werkstätte which sought to bring exceptional artisanal quality back into daily life.

Object data

  • Design: Koloman Moser
  • Design: Josef Hoffmann
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
Ball Souvenir, Concordia Ball 1909 (cover designed by Josef Hoffmann, marbled paper designed by Koloman Moser)
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Arts and crafts
Brass, marbled paper
14.2×11.1 cm
Signature on the inside (fraised): Wiener Werkstätte
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 5309
Inventory access
Accession 2007
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).
  • Meisterwerke Leopold Museum, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Köln 2018.
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Antiquariat Georg Fritsch, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2007). (1)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Bestellbestätigung vom 08.01.2007

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