[Design drawing for bowl with metal base] [art original].

Title: 
[Design drawing for bowl with metal base] [art original].

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Author/Artist: 
Buchholz and Zelt.
Description: 
1 art original : chalk, watercolor, and pencil on tracing paper ; 25 x 35 cm
tracing paper chalk, watercolor, and pencil drawing and painting single sided
Format of Material: 
Prints & Drawings
Bib ID: 
144135
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Archives (Active)
Call Number: 
Range 139, Bay 2, Shelf 5, Buchholz and Zelt, Box N7a/N8a
Variant Title: 
06069
Notes: 
Dimensions including mat are 41 x 51 cm.
Design drawing for yellowish-orange bowl features vine with fruit along upper portion with cut glass decoration below. Scalloped edge. Metal base, possibly silver.
"06069", and "white, ruby, blue, amber" penciled in below bowl.
"#40" penciled in on upper left corner.
"CMG-932" written in black ink on lower right corner.
Buchholz and Zelt was a firm in New York City that imported glass and silver from Bohemia. This drawing is part of a collection of drawings including cut, engraved, and art deco designs, created by the firm, presumably for the US market, and sent to Bohemia to be made into glass or silver. Many of the designs were inspired by objects in European museums. Most of the drawings are in the Bohemian nineteenth century style and a minority are stamped with the name of the glass company involved, such as Mühlhaus, Oertel, and Harrach. Buchholz and Zelt would likely have placed their own label on the glass.
This item is in the Buchholz and Zelt collection.
Buchholz and Zelt collection
Sent to West Lake Conservators Ltd. June 2015 for conservation. Hinged with Japanese tissue paper V-hinges and wheat starch paste.
Similar drawings can be found at The Metropolitan Museum and Novy Bor.
Flood mud present throughout.
Drawing for body of bowl on separate, previously loose paper.