Two-Handled Cup

Two-Handled Cup

c. 1922

designer

Josef Hoffmann

(Austrian, 1870-1956)

maker

Wiener Werkstätte

(Austrian, Vienna, 1903–32)

Brass

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

Location

Fun Fact

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.

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork
Medium: 
Brass

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