Austrian Jewelry Maker’s Marks

Czeschka, Carl Otto
Vienna
Austria
1878-1960

Specialties

  • Studied at the Vienna Academy.

1901-1907

  • Taught at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule.

1904

1943

  • Retired.
Hagenauer
Vienna
Austria
e.1898

Specialties

  • Karl Hagenauer workshop
  • Gold and silversmith
  • Belonged to the Wiener Werkstätte
  • Designed until his death in 1986
Hauser, Ferdinand
Vienna
Austria
(1865-?)

Specialties

  • Goldsmith, Sculptor & Designer
Hoffmann, Josef
Vienna
Austria
(1870-1956)

Specialties

1887

  • Brunn’s Hohere Staatsgewerbeschule.

1892

  • Akademie der bildenden Kunste.

1895

  • Awarded the “Rome Prize,” a fellowship.

1897

  • Founding member of the Vereinigung bildender Kunstler Osterreichs (Vienna Secession).

1899

  • Professor at Kunstgewerbeschule until 1936.

1903

  • With Koloman Moser, founded Wiener Werkstätte.
  • Designed for Wiener Werkstätte until 1931.
  • Goal was to provide quality goods for the home.

1920

  • Founded Oesterreichische Werkbund.
Hossfeld, Josef
Vienna
Austria
c.1900

Specialties

Hügler, Jul
Vienna
Austria
e.1872

Specialties

  • Manufacturing Jewelers
  • Jewelers to the Imperial Court.

Locations

  • Vienna
  • Bad Gastein
  • Rio de Janerio

 

Kautsch, Heinrich
Vienna
Austria
(1859–1943)

Specialties

b. Prague & d. Vienna

  • Medallist & Sculptor

1882

  • School of Applied Arts, Prague – Professor.

1887

  • Curator – Museum, Budweis.

1888

  • Published Goldsmiths of the 15th to 19th Century.

1889

  • Studied in Paris.
Klinkosch, J.C.
Vienna
Austria
e.1797

Specialties

  • Metalwork Manufacturers
  • Silversmith
  • Imperial Warrant to the Court of Franz Josef
  • Knighted – Joseph Carl Ritter von Klinkosch.

1835-1839

  • Apprentice to his father, Carl Klinkosch Kempenich.

1844

  • Certified Silversmith.

1864 – 1870

  • Partnership with Stephan Mayerhofer
  • Mayerhofer & Klinkosch

1870

  • Renamed Klinkosch J C

1884

  • Retired and left the business to sons Arthur and Isidor.

1889

  • Josef Carl Klinkosch Died.

1918

1972

  • No longer listed in the Commercial Register.

Designers

Koch, Konrad
Vienna
Austria

Specialties

Köchert, A.E.
Vienna
Austria
e.1814

Specialties

1814

  • Jakob Heinrich Köchert apprentices to a French goldsmith and enamellist.

1819

  • Jakob becomes a master goldsmith for Emanuel Pioté.

1825

  • Pioté et Köchert are very successful, receiving an Imperial order from the Turkish Ambassador.

1831

  • Pioté et Köchert named Jeweller to the Imperial Court.

1849

  • Jakob Heinrich Köchert appointed personal jeweler to Emperor Franz Joseph – K.u.K. Hof- und Kammerjuwelier – the Royal and Imperial Court Jeweler.
  • Jakob was given care of the imperial treasury, overseeing the completion of the Austrian Imperial Crown.

1854

  • Alexander Emmanuel Köchert, Jakob’s son, takes over the the firm.

1873

  • Heinrich and Theodor Köchert, Alexander’s sons, take over the firm.

1925

  • Theodor’s sons, Erich and Wilfried, take over the firm and bring in Erich’s half-brother painter/designer Erwin Lang.

1955

  • Dietrich Köchert and his cousin, Gotfried Köchert (the racing jeweler) are running the firm.

1987

  • Dieter Köchert brings back the tradition of working with artists for jewelry design.