Item number: 57100
An 800 grade silver bottle stopper, Vienna post 1922,
designed by Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstätte,
executed by Alexander Sturm
The ball shaped bottle stopper cutted spherically, the stopper emerging of the aperture.
5.3 cm / 2.0″ tall, 5.4 cm / 2.1″ diameter
This bottle stopper (called “Flaschenstoppel” in Josef Hoffmann’s draft) was part of a small series of bottle stoppers Hoffmann designed for the Wiener Werkstätte.
Frustrated by the bankruptcy and dissolution of the Wiener Werkstätte in 1932 as a result of the Great Depression, Josef Hoffmann looked for new silversmithies to realise his designs. He chose the silversmithy Alexander Sturm, which was to realise some of his designs from then on.
The design originally created for the Wiener Werkstätte before 1910 forms now part of the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna under inventory no. KI 12094-29.