[Design drawing for decanter and cosmetic jar with jeweled embellishments] [art original].

[Design drawing for decanter and cosmetic jar with jeweled embellishments] [art original].
Buchholz and Zelt.
1 art original : watercolor, ink, pencil, and jewels on paper ; 30 x 33 cm.
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Range 139, Bay 2, Shelf 1, Buchholz and Zelt, Jeweled drawings
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Drawing features matching floral design for decanter, on left, and cosmetic jar with cover, on right. Design features maroon jeweled embellishments for flowers and dark green watercolored leaves and branches on clear, or very light blue, surface. Decanter stopper is surrounded by double bands in dark green, as is the neck.
"Fo. 3896, Dek. 7434" -- penciled in below cosmetic jar.
"15922" -- written in blue ink to right of decanter; "15923" -- written in blue ink below cosmetic jar. "actual size round" -- written in blue ink near lower right corner.
"CMG - 266" -- written in black ink on lower right corner.
Lightly penciled line border along each 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. 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 collection of Buchholz and Zelt.
Buchholz and Zelt
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013.
Sent to Ariel Bullion Ecklund September 2014 for matting.
Folded vertically near center; bleeding appears on each side from transfer.
Similar drawings can be found at The Metropolitan Museum and Novy Bor.
Flooded, some flood mud still present. Staining from transfer of another drawing on verso.
This drawing was previously housed in Buchholz and Zelt box N5.