Drawing, Designs for Tall Flower Glasses, Ashtrays, Table Ornament, ca. 1926
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Stefan Rath, Oswald Haerdtl and O. E. Wagner and manufactured by J. and L. Lobmeyr. It is dated ca. 1926 and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
The three designs for glass objects featured in this drawing are depicted in life-size. They strongly resemble objects from Lobmeyr’s famed "Ambassador" set and may have also been used in conjunction with Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter’s custom order. Several prominent and varied designers are affiliated with this drawing, underscoring the nexus of creative activity in Vienna and cross-media design collaborations at this time.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 60 × 37.5 cm (23 5/8 × 14 3/4 in.) H x W (Mat): 74.6 × 58.1 cm (29 3/8 × 22 7/8 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, lower margin: Tall Flower Glasses Ash Trays Table Ornament; lower right corner: J. u L. Lobmeyr
Cite this object as
Drawing, Designs for Tall Flower Glasses, Ashtrays, Table Ornament, ca. 1926; Designed by Oswald Haerdtl, Stefan Rath and Otto E. Wagner; Austria; graphite on tracing paper, lined; H x W: 60 × 37.5 cm (23 5/8 × 14 3/4 in.) H x W (Mat): 74.6 × 58.1 cm (29 3/8 × 22 7/8 in.); Gift of Frederick G. Weisser; 1958-77-1-a
In addition to The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibitions Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.