Ambassador Bonbonnière And Cover
Following her visit to the 1925 Paris Exposition, Agnes Miles Carpenter ordered a group of Lobmeyr’s Ambassador glassware, presumably for use on the Jules Bouy–designed dining room furniture seen in drawings nearby. Designed by Oswald Haerdtl, the pieces helped define the era’s interest in sphere and cone forms. An American’s commission of an Austrian designer and company, shown in Paris, underscores not only the nexus of creative activity in Vienna’s cross-media design collaborations but also the exposure Paris gave them.
This object was purchased with funds from: Georgiana L. McClellan.
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Ambassador Bonbonnière And Cover; Austria; mouth-blown crystal ("muslin glass"); 1958-98-4-a,b