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Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch 1908. Sterling silver, malachite, opal, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches. Sterling silver, malachite, opal, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire. 1908

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches were made at the beginning of the 20th century in Austria. Silver or yellow gold, they were beautifully decorated with various gemstones – agate, amethyst, bloodstone, carnelian, coral, tourmaline, hematite, jelly opal, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire. Semi-precious stones of different colors, harmoniously inserted in the decoration lined up in vertical columns, giving the brooch an interesting geometric shape, and interesting color scheme. Josef Hoffmann (1870 – 1956) was Austrian architect and designer. He was a pupil, assistant, and disciple of Otto Wagner, and one of the pioneers of the Modern Movement in Austria. His mature style was based on the right angle and other primary geometric forms, but it was extremely elegant and refined, rather than severe. Hoffmann designed numerous Austrian government pavilions for exhibitions throughout Europe and many houses in Vienna, but his best-known work is in Brussels.

Button designed by Josef Hoffmann, c. 1908-10

Button designed by Josef Hoffmann, c. 1908-10

The brooches designed by Josef Hoffman in 1905 – 1907, were later made in Vienna’s Workshops. The Vienna’s Workshops (Wiener Werkstätte) established in 1903, was a production community of visual artists in Vienna, Austria bringing together architects, artists and designers.

osef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch 1905. Sterling silver, natural stones

osef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch 1905. Sterling silver, natural stones

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch 1911. Sterling silver, gilded with semi-precious stones

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch 1911. Sterling silver, gilded with semi-precious stones

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch 1911-1912. Sterling silver, malachite

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch 1911-1912. Sterling silver, malachite

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch designed in 1907, manufactured in Vienna's Workshops. Silver and yellow gold, thirteen gemstones

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch designed in 1907, manufactured in Vienna’s Workshops. Silver and yellow gold, thirteen gemstones

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch designed in 1908. 14 karat gold and sterling silver set with agate, lapis lazuli, malachite, opal, tiger's eye, labradorite, carnelian, jasper, and citrine

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch designed in 1908. 14 karat gold and sterling silver set with agate, lapis lazuli, malachite, opal, tiger’s eye, labradorite, carnelian, jasper, and citrine

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch. Gold-plated sterling silver with coral and semi-precious stones. 1911

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch. Gold-plated sterling silver with coral and semi-precious stones. 1911

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch. White metal, amethyst and aquamarine 1910

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooch. White metal, amethyst and aquamarine 1910

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches. Made by Eugen Pflaumer for Vienna's Workshops. Silver - partly gilt, agate, amethyst, bloodstone, coral, jasper, lapis lazuli, moonstone, opal, tourmaline

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches. Made by Eugen Pflaumer for Vienna’s Workshops. Silver – partly gilt, agate, amethyst, bloodstone, coral, jasper, lapis lazuli, moonstone, opal, tourmaline

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches. Manufactured in Vienna's Workshops. Silver - partly gilt agate, coral, lapis lazuli, malachite, turquoise and other semi-precious stones, 1907

Josef Hoffmann Art Deco brooches. Manufactured in Vienna’s Workshops. Silver – partly gilt agate, coral, lapis lazuli, malachite, turquoise and other semi-precious stones, 1907

Josef Hoffmann brooches. Designed in 1905 brooch, Made of silver, gold, carnelian, coral, hematite, jelly opal, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire. 1911

Josef Hoffmann brooches. Designed in 1905 brooch, Made of silver, gold, carnelian, coral, hematite, jelly opal, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire. 1911

Josef Hoffmann Brooches. Made of silver with lapis lazuli brooch. The Vienna's Workshops 1907

Josef Hoffmann Brooches. Made of silver with lapis lazuli brooch. The Vienna’s Workshops 1907

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