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What is this?

A fluted oval raised silver fruit bowl with matte finish, engraved with a monogram on the sides, all on a with a raised fluted oval foot that splays out from the bowl.

This is a bowl from Austria. It is dated 1917 and we acquired it in 1962. Gift of Ely Jacques Kahn. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

raised and engraved silver

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 21.7 x 39 x 34.4cm (8 9/16 x 15 3/8 x 13 9/16in.)

It has the following markings

Five hallmarks are stamped on the lip of the bowl: - Monogram of the crafts workshops of the Wiener Werkstätte - Profile stamp of silver standard for Austria - Workshop stamp - Registered trademark of the Wiener Werkstätte, turned sideways on the lip of the bowl - Monogram mark of Josef Hoffmann.

Josef Hoffmann was the designer and Ely Jacques Kahn was the donor and Wiener Werkstätte was the producer of this object.

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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