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Fruit Bowl Bowl

This is a bowl. It was designed by Josef Hoffmann and manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte and produced by Wiener Werkstätte. We acquired it in 1962. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Greatly influenced by early 19th-century German and Austrian neoclassical design, Josef Hoffmann’s bowl mixes classical fluting with a surface showing light- catching hammer marks typical of early 20th-century handwork. Pioneering architect Ely Jacques Kahn gave this bowl to Cooper Hewitt.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Flute song in silver.

This object was donated by Ely Jacques Kahn.

  • Vase (Austria), 1923
  • chased, raised, cast, and applied silver.
  • Gift of Ely Jacques Kahn.
  • 1962-227-2

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Bowl (Austria), ca. 1914
  • mold blown, internally decorated white and overlaid opaline and applied black....
  • Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion.
  • 1993-134-8

Cite this object as

Fruit Bowl Bowl; Designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, b. Moravia, 1870–1956); Austria; silver; 1962-227-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s and Making Design.

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