[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 ; 22 x 32 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 green and pink jeweled embellishments for flowers and dark green watercolored leaves and branches on clear surface. Decanter stopper is surrounded by double lines in dark green, as is the neck. A single line surrounds base; nearly identical design featured on cosmetic jar. Aerial view of cover for cosmetic jar is displayed to upper right of jar.
"Fo. 3594, Dek. 7392" -- penciled in near center.
"15926" -- written in blue ink to right of decanter; "15927" -- written in blue ink to right of cosmetic jar. "actual size" -- written in blue ink near lower right corner.
"CMG - 720" -- 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.
Nearly identical to BIB 134159.
Similar drawings can be found at The Metropolitan Museum and Novy Bor.
Heavy blue staining in center of drawing and additional staining throughout verso.
Flooded, some flood mud still present.
This drawing was previously housed in Buchholz and Zelt box N5.