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Porcelain, polychrome underglaze dabbed
Austria, Vienna, around 1997
Porcelain Manufactory Augarten
Mark: underglaze black crowned bee-shield and ‘Vienna’, onglaze red ‘AUGARTEN WIEN AUSTRIA’ and painter’s number
Mocha service for 5 people comprised of 13 pieces: mocha pot, sugar bowl, cream jar, 5 mocha cups incl. saucers
Design: Josef Hoffmann, around 1929, shape 15
Ribbed melon shape with yellow, pink, black and green underglaze color
Height of the pot incl. lid: 18 cm
Very good condition
Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.

This mocha service in melon shape is a design by Josef Hoffmann from the year 1929. The art deco classic was resumed by Augarten in the polychrome composition in 1997. The ribbed melon shape of the present pieces is adorned with yellow, pink, black and green onglaze color. The domed lids are also designed in the ribbed melon shape and the knobs are formed as stems. The mocha service sufficient for 5 people is comprised of the following 13 pieces:

1 mocha pot with lid

1 sugar bowl with lid

1 cream jar

5 mocha cups incl. saucers

The pot, the sugar bowl and the cream jar are marked with the underglaze black crowned bee-shield and ‘Vienna’, in onglaze red ‘AUGARTEN WIEN AUSTRIA’ and the painter’s number. All other pieces are marked with bee-shield and ‘Vienna’. The service is in very good condition.

Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956)

Josef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect, designer and draughtsman born in Brtnice, Moravia (now Czech Republic). Studying at the Higher State Crafts in Brno and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Hoffmann helped found the Vienna Secession in 1897 with Koloman Moser and Gustav Klimt. Some of his notable architecture projects include the Purkersdorf Sanatorium (1903), Stoclet House (1905) and the Austrian Pavilion for the International Art Exhibition in Rome (1911) and for the Venice Biennale (1934). From 1899 to 1936 Hoffmann held a teaching position at Vienna’s School of Applied Arts. Hoffmann’s product designs, such as the “Sitzmaschine” chair, sets of glasses and a lamp, can be found in the MoMA, and his tea service can be seen at the MET.

Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten

The Viennese porcelain manufactory Augarten was founded in 1718 by Claudius Innocentius du Paquier. With special privilege, vested upon him by the emperor Charles VI., du Paquier reached a monopoly position with his porcelain business in Austria. The manufactory became the property of the court under Maria Theresa’s reign. The company gained fame during the classicist period by producing elegant decorative items. It was also well known for it delicate Biedermeier flower decors. The porcelain manufactory reached new heights during the Art Déco, when the collaboration with new artists and designers helped their products prevail. Designs from this time are still high in demand. (tm)

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Josef Hoffmann for Augarten, Mocha Service Melon,

Estimate €500 - €650Jun 01, 2016
Starting Price €500
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