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Decanter

Decanter

  • Place of origin:

    Vienna (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1867 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    J. & L. Lobmeyr (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cut and engraved glass

  • Museum number:

    627&A-1869

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Relatively simple glass decanter in neo-Renaissance style with cut and engraved decoration.

Place of Origin

Vienna (made)

Date

ca. 1867 (made)

Artist/maker

J. & L. Lobmeyr (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Cut and engraved glass

Object history note

This relatively simple decanter in neo-Renaissance style was bought from the Paris 1867 Exhibition as an example of "cheapness in manufacture" designed to illustrate to British makers Lobmeyr's acclaimed skills in producing good design cheaply and well. The cheapness was relative. Such glass was intended for the financially comfortable business classes.

Historical context note

The firm of Lobmeyr were active in most stylistic fields. A British craftsman visiting the Paris 1867 Exhibition thought Lobmeyr's "Greek and medieval services were the best examples of engraving to be found in this section ...".

Descriptive line

Glass decanter and stopper with cut and engraved decoration, made by J.and L. Lobmeyr, Vienna, ca. 1867.

Labels and date

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

The firm of Lobmeyr were active in most stylistic fields. This relatively simple decanter in neo-Renaissance style was bought from the Paris 1867 Exhibition as an example of "cheapness in manufacture" designed to illustrate to British makers Lobmeyr's acclaimed skills in producing good design cheaply and well. The cheapness was relative. Such glass was intended for the financially comfortable business classes. A British craftsman visiting the exhibition thought Lobmeyr's "Greek and medieval services were the best examples of engraving to be found in this section ...". [1987-2006]

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Cut; Engraved

Categories

Ph_survey; Glass; Drinking; Containers

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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