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.
WWW rose mark, WW monogram in oval, JH monogram, Vienna 800 silver assay mark, maker's mark for Josef Czech
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)
Edwin E. Jack Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, and Helen and Alice Colburn Fund
Austrian (Vienna), 1904