Czeschka officially joined the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905 and resigned three years later to take a teaching post at the Hamburg Kunstgewerbeschule. He did, however, continue to submit designs and exhibit with the Wiener Werkstätte until 1915, becoming a leading disseminator of the style. The pattern on this flatware is a fine example of the exuberance of Czeschka’s well-documented floral designs for jewelry, metalwork, graphics, textiles, and theater sets and costumes.
(sale, Christie's, London, October 28, 2008, no. 44, sold to Fowler); Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, Stamford, Conn. (2008–10; her gift to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900–Present, Part II," May 23, 2011–July 1, 2012, no catalogue.
Neuwrith Waltraud. Wiener Werkstätte: Die Schutzmarken, The Registered Trademarks. Vienna, 1985, pp. 186-87.
Christian Brandstatter. Wiener Werkstätte: Design in Vienna 1903-1932. New York, 2003, p. 42.