Jan 23, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Jan 23, 2009

Two-Handled Cup

Two-Handled Cup

c. 1922


Josef Hoffmann

(Austrian, 1870–1956)


Wiener Werkstätte

(Austria, Vienna, 1903–32)


Overall: 18.8 x 27.9 x 18.3 cm (7 3/8 x 11 x 7 3/16 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1983.71


Did you know?

This two-handled brass cup, designed by Josef Hoffmann in Vienna, shows the influence of a young Dagobert Peche, who brought a more whimsical sensibility to the Wiener Werkstätte when he became the design director in 1916.


Greatly influenced by German and Austrian neoclassical design from the early 1800s, Josef Hoffmann’s cup mixes classical fluting with a surface showing hammer marks, which catch the light and are typical of early 20th-century handwork.

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Decorative Arts
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