Otto Fürst von Bismarck – a Lobmeyr vase as a state gift, late 19th century
International Orders & Military Collectibles | A89m | Live auction | 454 Lots
DescriptionGlass, hand-painted in colour, gilt, in the bottom red inventory number "G VI Schö 27" and paper label " ... & L. Lobmeyer Wien". On the side a round paper label with number "1108" inscribed in pencil. Gold-plating on the edge somewhat rubbed, traces of wear and age. Height 46.5 cm. Very representative.
In 1823, Josef Lobmeyr sen. established the company in the Weihburggasse in Vienna and soon became purveyor to the imperial and royal court of the Hapsburg imperial family. His son Ludwig Lobmeyr (1855 – 1917) became the major protagonist of the Austrian-Bohemian glass manufacture and presented the company at the first World Exhibitions. In 1864, he co-founded what is now the Museum of Applied Art in Vienna. Ludwig’s nephew Stefan Rath sen. (1902 – 1960) led Lobmeyr into the modern age and in 1912 was co-founder of the Austrian Werkbunde (Association of Craftsmen).
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