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Tazza glass

Tazza glass

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    1866 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    J. & L. Lobmeyr (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 28, shelf 3

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)


1866 (made)


J. & L. Lobmeyr (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 10.5 cm, Width: 12.0 cm greatest width

Descriptive line

Tazza glass, Austria (Vienna), made by J & L Lobmeyr glassworks, 1866-1866, 633-1869 .

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Paris Universal Exhib. 1867 Vol II Report.. by Henry Chance, p.374. Corning; Glass from worlds Fairs; Science & art dept. List of the Objects obtained during the Paris exbn. of 1867, London, 1868, pp1-4,p2 no.260; Art Journal Illus. ed for Paris 1867

Labels and date

This service is described in the Museum's printed registers of 1869 as having been 'bought as an example of cheapness of manufacture'. The cheapness was relative. The decoration is hand-done and this glass cost 7/-. The service was included in the international exhibition, Paris, 1867, where Lobmeyr won a silver medal. Both the shape and decoration are very closely drawn from Bohemian glass of the early 18th century. []

Production Note

See very similar glass, Bohemian, 1720s and 1730s, in IPM, Prague (no attrib. (?) - check again)


Ceramics Collection

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