Auction House

Auction: Art Nouveau & Design

30. November 2018, 3:00 pm

Object overview


Josef Hoffmann

(Pirnitz 1870 - 1956 Vienna)

„Clock for Yella Hertzka“
Wiener Werkstätte, 1912
alpacca, silver plated; engraved in the front on the base: "DER FRAU YELLA HERTZKA / PIONIERIN IM KAASGRABEN", "DIE DANKBAREN FAMILIEN / BOTSTIBER DRUCKER KÜPPER / MICHEL VETTER WELLESZ 1913"; marked on the reverse of the base; monogrammed "JH"; functional clockwork: Lenzkirch AG; key (not original)
20,2 x 23,4 x 12,3 cm


1913 present from the first residents of the "Villenkolonie im Kaasgraben" to Yella Hertzka (1873-1948) (according to the dedication);
c. 1934 present from Yella Hertzka to her companion, the composer Maria Hofer (1894-1977);
since the early 1970s property of the family of the seller


Wiener-Werkstätte-Archiv, MAK Vienna, "Stehuhr" model no. M 2030, WWF 98-68-2, KI 12161-18;
in the "Modellbuch WWMB 35 (M7)" the clock is mentioned as a singleton, invoice date: 18.7.1912

Estimate: € 50.000 - 80.000
Auction is closed.