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Wiener Werkstatte Purse

This little purse was bought in Austria and we feel it to be Wiener Werkstatte. More than 80 designers contributed to the WWs output over thirty years and there was a huge range in designs. The WW had a number of shops not only in Austria.


The beaded purse with a stylish design of varying width diagonals, red, blue, brown , some of the veritcal with stylised rust flowerheads, the lines interspersed with shaded green leaves, all with a gold beaded ground, the top with crochet taupe coloured cotton, a twisted green cord with knotted ends.

4 in; 10 cm long


Excellent. The cord is later and needs to be removed and replaced with a more sympathetic  example.


Wiener Werkstatte : Design in Vienna 1903-1932  by Werner J Schweger. Thames and Hudson 1985

Textiles of the Wieiner Werkstatte 1910-1932 by Angela Volker. Rizzoli New York 1994

Wonderful Wiener Werkstatte : Design in Vienna 1903-1932 by Christian Brandstatter. Thames and Hudson 2003

Price: on request

Ref N°: 760