[Design drawing for white vase with bronze cherub base] [art original].

[Design drawing for white vase with bronze cherub base] [art original].
Buchholz and Zelt.
1 art original : chalk, watercolor, and pencil on green paper ; 35 x 25 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
Design drawing for white vase, triangular in shape, with bronze cherubs appearing to hold vase up at base. Vacant label along upper edge with white chalk border.
"#40" penciled in on upper left corner.
"05933" written in yellow chalk below vase.
"CMG - 1049" -- 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 collection of Buchholz and Zelt.
Buchholz and Zelt
Sent to West Lake Conservators Ltd. October 2014 for conservation. Surface cleaned with vinyl eraser and sponge eraser; hinged into window mat with photo corners.
Similar drawings can be found at The Metropolitan Museum and Novy Bor.
Flooded, some flood mud still present. Brittle.