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Cylindrical kettle with angled spout and hinged, flat cover. Handle is formed of heavy wires, forms a semi-circle, and wrapped with woven raffia. Geometric finial of ebony. Hammered surface with raised, punched panels in vertical bands.

Marks

WWW rose mark, WW monogram in oval, JH monogram, Vienna 800 silver assay mark, maker's mark for Josef Czech

Provenance

1904, sold by the Wiener Werkstätte to Fritz Wärndorfer. May 1, 1997, sold at Christie's, London. By 1998, Historical Design, New York, NY; 1998, sold by Historical Design, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 18, 1998)

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, and Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Austrian (Vienna), 1904

Object Place

Vienna, Austria

Dimensions

16.8 x 21.5 cm (6 5/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1998.12

Medium or Technique

Silver, ebony, raffia

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver