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Bowl

Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (retailed)
    Vienna (designed)
    Adolf (made)

  • Date:

    1904 - 1905 (designed)
    1904 - 1918 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    J. & L. Lobmeyr (retailer)
    J. & L. Lobmeyr (designer)
    Meyr's Neffen (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, blown, cut and engraved

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr and Mrs Luigi Anton Laura

  • Museum number:

    C.85-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

J. & L. Lobmeyr was one of the leading retailers and designers of fine luxury glassware in Europe. This set, with model number 228, was designed and first made in 1904-05, probably for the Infanta Isabella of Spain (1881-1931), with monogram "I". After that it was made in small quantities for other customers until about the end of WWI. J. & L. Lobmeyr worked with forward looking designers such as Joseph Hoffmann of the Wiener Werkstätte and the architect Adolf Loos, but also supplied glasses in more conservative historicist styles. This set is typical for a 'modern' Lobmeyr service made for a very conservative client.

Physical description

Bowl, of colourless, clear glass with straight sides, tapering towards the bottom. The rim has been cut flat, and there are cut flutes around the lower part. Just below the rim, and above the cut flutes are two bands of wheel-engraved decoration.

Place of Origin

Vienna (retailed)
Vienna (designed)
Adolf (made)

Date

1904 - 1905 (designed)
1904 - 1918 (made)

Artist/maker

J. & L. Lobmeyr (retailer)
J. & L. Lobmeyr (designer)
Meyr's Neffen (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, blown, cut and engraved

Dimensions

Height: 9.4 cm, Diameter: 21.7 cm

Object history note

Mr and Mrs Luigi Anton Laura bought this service in Paris, from Ramsaj in the Rue Foubourgh St Honoré, for their personal use.

Historical context note

This large bowl comes with a matching under-plate (C.86-2011).

Descriptive line

Large bowl, colourless glass with engraved decoration, part of a table service, designed by J. & L. Lobmeyr, Vienna, 1904 - 1918

Production Note

According to Peter and Harald Rath of J. & L. Lobmeyr, this set (number 228), and was designed and first made in 1904 - 1905, probably for the Infanta Isabella of Spain (1881 - 1931), with monogram "I". It was probably also made in small quantities for other customers until the end of WWI.

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Blowing; Cutting; Engraved

Categories

Glass; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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