HANS BOLEK (Attr.) (1890 - 1978); EDUARD FRIEDMANN
Fine five-piece Secessionist chocolate and coffee service, Austria, ca. 1912: chocolate pot, coffee pot, creamer, sugar, and pitcher; .950 sterling silver, raffia, maple; Each with 950 standard mark, manufacturer mark, and assays A and P; Chocolate pot: 8 1/4" x 7 1/2"; A similar design by Bolek is in the permanent collection of the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna.
Sale Price: $4,375
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Chocolate pot and coffee pot finials replaced. Raffia replaced on chocolate pot handle and coffee pot handle. One small, shallow dent to coffee pot. Some very light, very minor scratches. For the similar design, please see the following links: http://sammlung.mak.at/search?q=Hans+Bolek&start=215&rows=1, http://sammlung.mak.at/search?q=Hans+Bolek&start=216&rows=1, and http://sammlung.mak.at/search?q=Hans+Bolek&start=217&rows=1