[Design drawing for two covered urns] [art original].

[Design drawing for two covered urns] [art original].
Buchholz and Zelt.
1 art original : chalk, watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper ; 36 x 26 cm
paper chalk, watercolor, ink, and pencil drawing and painting single sided
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Range 139, Bay 2, Shelf 5, Buchholz and Zelt, Box N7a/N8a
Variant Title: 
15018, 15024
Dimensions including mat are 51 x 41 cm.
Design drawing for two covered urns side by side. Urn on left is gold with pinkish-maroon highlights. Circular panels contain landscapes with grazing deer. Urn on right is pinkish-maroon with vine and grape decoration; central panel features harp with open book. Urns labeled, respectively, "15018" and "15024", in black ink.
"CMG-435" 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. Maroon bleedthrough from other designs on recto and verso.
Paper is very brittle.
Drawings for body of urns on separate, loose paper.