Silver medallion, Berthold Löffler, Wiener Werkstätte, c. 1909, silver, cast, chased, polished, glass, silver chain
Marked with hallmark Dianakopfpunze, rose mark, “Wiener/Werk/Stätte”, “JH” in a circle for Josef Hossfeld (master silversmith) and the monogram of Bertold Löffler..
Bib.: Magazine Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration (German Art and Decoration) 25/1910, dep. on page 95;
original draft for mod. no. S 1554 archive of the WW in the Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, original photo Inv. no. WWF 94-109-6.
One of the most important ceramics manufacture, the Wiener Keramik, was founded by Michael Powolny and Berthold Loeffler. After pleads by Josef Hoffmann, Loeffler began to make some drafts for the Wiener Werkstatte. Besides ceramics he also designed jewelry and lidded jars. His style is marked by an enormous delicateness.
The medallion is marked with the Diana hallmark, the rose mark, the three-liner Wiener Werk Stätte, JH in a circle for Josef Hossfeld (master silversmith) and artist’s monogram of Bertold Löffler;
original draft in the MAK, Museum for Applied Arts Vienna, along with a photograph of the archive of the Wiener Werkstatte with the inventory numbers KI 12534-4 and WWF 94-109-6.
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