[Design drawing for three decanters] [art original].

[Design drawing for three decanters] [art original].

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Buchholz and Zelt.
1 art original : chalk, watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper ; 26 x 36 cm
paper chalk, watercolor, ink, and pencil drawing and painting single sided
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Prints & Drawings
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Range 139, Bay 2, Shelf 5, Buchholz and Zelt, Box N7a/N8a
Variant Title: 
15362/B, 15361/R, 15360/GR
Dimensions including mat are 41 x 51 cm.
Design drawing for three round decanters with elaborately designed circular panels. Decanter at left has blue stopper and blue circular panel; design inside panel features basket with overflowing flowers. Decanter in center is larger and has a maroon stopper and maroon circular panel; design inside panel features lady with parasol lounging in garden. Decanter at right has green stopper and green circular panel; design inside panel features basket with overflowing flowers. Decanters labeled, respectively, "15362/B", "15361/R", and "15360/GR" below each decanter in black ink.
"CMG-271" 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 along edges and throughout verso. Purple bleedthrough from other designs on verso.
Paper is extremely brittle.
Drawings for decanters on separate, previously loose paper.