Flower Basket

Austrian (Vienna)
Designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian (born in Pirnitz, Moravia), 1870–1956), Manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte (1903–1932)

Object Place: Europe, Vienna, Austria


69.8 x 30.4 cm (27 1/2 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted metal

Not On View





Metal flower basket with off white enamel surface and open screenwork decoration. A three component object with a long rectangle in the center, flanked by two taller cylinders from which rises a tall rectangular shaped handle. Circular drain holes are in the center of each of the three elements. Blue-gray paint on underside of base.


1994, sold by Historical Design Collection, Inc., New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 26, 1994)

Credit Line

Bequest of the Estate of Mrs. Gertrude T. Taft, Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Gift of Alex Cochrane, Anonymous gift, Gift of Charles Greely Loring, and Estate of Mrs. William Dorr Boardman through Gift of Mrs. Bernard C. Weld, by exchange