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Palais, Pattern no 98 Champagne Tumbler, 1865

This is a Champagne tumbler. It was designed by Ludwig Lobmeyr and manufactured by J. & L. Lobmeyr GmbH, Vienna, Austria. It is dated 1865 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is mouth-blown, cut and polished crystal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The form of this champagne tumbler, much like a narrow water glass, was an alternative to the coupe-, flute-, and tulip-shaped styles prevalent at the time. Designed by the Austrian glassware firm, J. & L. Lobmeyr, the form implied a certain ease of use and was able to hold the bubbles without the stem found on the flute form. The Palais pattern, so-called because Lobmeyr felt it elegant enough to be seen in a palace, firmly established the use of a tumbler as part of an elegantly-set dining table.
The use of narrow facets in this pattern is innovative and provides a link between the broad facets of some of the more sophisticated 18th-century Bohemian goblets and the very thin facets favored by Lobmeyr designer Stefan Rath in the early 20th century.

This object was donated by J. & L. Lobmeyr GmbH. It is credited Gift of J. & L. Lobmeyr.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 10.5 x 5.5 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Palais, Pattern no 98 Champagne Tumbler, 1865; Designed by Ludwig Lobmeyr (Austrian, 1829 - 1917); Austria; mouth-blown, cut and polished crystal; H x diam.: 10.5 x 5.5 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.); Gift of J. & L. Lobmeyr; 2010-20-2

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