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Ambassador Vase

This is a vase. It is dated 1926 and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is mould-blown crystal ("muslin glass"). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Following her visit to the 1925 Paris Exposition, Agnes Miles Carpenter ordered a group of Lobmeyr’s Ambassador glassware, presumably for use on the Jules Bouy–designed dining room furniture seen in drawings nearby. Designed by Oswald Haerdtl, the pieces helped define the era’s interest in sphere and cone forms. An American’s commission of an Austrian designer and company, shown in Paris, underscores not only the nexus of creative activity in Vienna’s cross-media design collaborations but also the exposure Paris gave them.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 53.3 x 12.7 cm (21 x 5 in.)

Cite this object as

Ambassador Vase; Austria; mould-blown crystal ("muslin glass"); H x diam.: 53.3 x 12.7 cm (21 x 5 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Georgiana L. McClellan; 1958-98-42

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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