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Water Pitcher (Austro-Hungarian Empire (Klostermühle))

This is a Water pitcher. It was designed by Karl Massanetz and manufactured by J. & L. Lobmeyr.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from J. & L. Lobmeyr GmbH as part of Making Design.

We acquired it in 2009. Its medium is mouth-blown colorless glass, black ink feather-pen drawing with gilding. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Massanetz’s water pitcher is of blown glass with applied handles. The surface is decorated with black-pen painting and gold decoration, a technique refined in Steinschönau, in northern Bohemia. The intricate, lace-inspired design radiates symmetrically from the middle of the body, creating a kaleidoscope of pattern and detail.

  • Pitcher (Austria), ca. 1877
  • enameled and gilt glass.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Dale and Doug Anderson, Anonymous Donor,....
  • 2009-18-162

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Water Pitcher (Austro-Hungarian Empire (Klostermühle)); Designed by Karl Massanetz (Czech, 1890–1918); mouth-blown colorless glass, black ink feather-pen drawing with gilding; 2009-18-86

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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