Ariadne and Bacchus

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Object Name: 
Ariadne and Bacchus
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.6 cm; Rim Diam (max): 14.8 cm
On Display
designed in 1923
manufactured in 1925
Primary Description: 
Vase, "Ariadne and Bacchus". Colorless glass; blown, engraved.
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Source
Booth, George Gough (1864-1949), Former Collection
[Lobmeyr insignia]
Engraved center of base
Engraved edge of base stylized initials of artist
Engraved edge of base
Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900-1937
Corning Museum of Glass 2018-06-23 through 2019-01-06
Today, we think of architects as people who design buildings, construct skylines, and help create the visual identities of our cities and towns. But at the turn of the 20th century in Europe, the term architect applied not just to people who designed buildings, but to people who designed all aspects of interior decoration. They believed their role was to seamlessly integrate a modern aesthetic into all aspects of daily life. For these architects, furniture, ceramics, textiles, and glass, played an essential role in completing their new artistic vision. Glass of this period emerged from a confluence of ideas, individuals, and cultures, and reflected a spirit of modernity. Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 explores this transformative period in Austrian design. Approximately 170 objects, including the installation of Josef Hoffmann’s complete room, Boudoir d’une grande vedette (first displayed at the 1937 Paris World Exhibition), illustrate the immense variety of techniques and varied aesthetics of Austrian glass during this period. Together, architects and designers built upon existing traditions of glassmaking by leveraging the network of design and technical schools, and relying on manufacturers, retailers, and exhibitions to promote and disseminate their ideas on a global scale. Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 is a cooperation of the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO. At the MAK and LE STANZE DEL VETRO, the exhibition was curated by Rainald Franz, MAK Curator, Glass and Ceramics Collection.
Arts and Crafts in Detroit: The Movement, The Society, The School
Detroit Institute of Arts 1976-11 through 1977-01
Art Deco
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
A Selected Collection of Objects from the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Art at Paris 1925
Organized and exhibited by the American Association of Museums
Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes
The International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts (French: Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes) was a World's fair held in Paris, France, from April to October 1925. It was designed by the French government to highlight the new style moderne of architecture, interior decoration, furniture, glass, jewelry and other decorative arts in Europe and throughout the world. The event took place between the esplanade of Les Invalides and the entrances of the Grand Palais and Petit Palais, and on both banks of the Seine. There were 15,000 exhibitors from twenty different countries, and it was visited by sixteen million people during its seven-month run.
Modern Austrian Glass: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2019) illustrated, pp. 76-79;
The United States and the 1925 Paris Exposition: Opportunity Lost and Found (2005) illustrated, p. 115 (fig. 13);
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 85, #85 (mid, lower); BIB# 21161
Arts and Crafts in Detroit 1906-1976: The Movement, the Society, the School (1976) illustrated, pp. 108-109, no. 105; BIB# 20709
Recent Important Acquisitions, 15 (1973) illustrated, p. 197, #56; BIB# AI91004
Cranbrook collections: Art Nouveau & Art Deco (1972-05-02) illustrated, pp. 22-23, lot 106; BIB# 16661
Art Deco (1971) p. 132 (no. 650); BIB# 18796
The World of Art Deco (1971) p. 132 (no. 650); BIB# 31661
A Selected Collection of Objects from the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Art at Parts 1925 (1926) p. 25, #227;