[Design drawing for covered urn] [art original].

[Design drawing for covered urn] [art original].
Buchholz and Zelt.
1 art original : chalk, watercolor, and pencil on paper ; 44 x 28 cm
paper chalk, watercolor, and pencil drawing and painting single sided
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Range 139, Bay 2, Shelf 5, Buchholz and Zelt, Box N7a/N8a
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A/101 2686
Dimensions including mat are 41 x 51 cm.
Design drawing for pinkish-maroon covered urn with intricate decoration on each panel on body. Cover is decorated with vine, as is base; smaller vine decoration along rim of body.
"A/101 2686" stenciled below urn in black ink. "#30/" penciled in to left.
"CMG-269" written in black ink on lower right corner.
"6" stenciled in black ink on upper left corner; bleedthrough from this has been transferred near center of left edge.
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. Tears mended with Japanese tissue paper and wheat starch paste; 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 along edges. Bleedthrough from designs is present on upper portion.
Paper is extremely brittle.
Horizontal fold along upper portion.
Drawing for body of urn on separate, previously loose paper.