Flower vase


Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

"We should avoid love of show in everything and constantly strive for better material and more perfect execution, since our own life, inasmuch as it is to be taken seriously, acquires its dignity through simplicity, honesty and uprightness."
-Josef Hoffmann, Das Interieur, 1901

This delicate bell-shaped bowl with bands encircling the top and bottom was designed by Josef Hoffmann, co-founder of the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an organization of architects, craftspeople, and artists working collaboratively to produce high-quality domestic articles suggesting functional simplicity and a modern, progressive style.

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  • Title: Flower vase
  • Date Created: 1910
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 4 in. (10.16 cm) Diameter: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Type: Containers
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5325843/
  • Medium: Silver with malachite
  • Manufacturer: Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops)
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Junior Associates