Karl Hagenauer Josef Hoffmann Stylized Art Deco Brass Box
Exceptional hand made studio Jugendstil box on flared foot, circa 1920 - 1926, by Karl Hagenauer for Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien. This hand-hammered repoussé brass box, with clear Josef Hoffmann Vienna Secessionist influences, was produced shortly after Karl assumed leadership of his family foundry and before he designed and registered the wHw trademark in 1927. Note the orb handle on well-fitting lid, and distinct all-over fluting from top to foot. Unique piece.