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Drawing, Designs for Drinking Vessels, Covered Dishes, and Candle Holders

This is a Drawing. It was manufactured by J. & L. Lobmeyr. 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.

This drawing of eight vessels is carefully composed to illustrate that the pieces are intended as a set and to provide comparative scale. Ranging from water glasses to finger bowls and candlesticks, the striking and softly angular glass set would have been a focal point on a dinner table. This drawing may have been produced in conjunction with a custom order placed by Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter.

  • Ambassador Vase, 1926
  • mould-blown crystal ("muslin glass").
  • Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1958-98-42

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Drawing, Designs for Drinking Vessels, Covered Dishes, and Candle Holders; Manufactured by J. & L. Lobmeyr (Austria); USA; graphite on tracing paper, lined; 1958-77-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s and Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus.

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