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J & L Lobmeyr Glass Shallow Bowl, Vienna, 1879

Maker(s):  Designed by Josef Salb (1845-1904)
Date: 1879
Materials/Techniques:    Rose tinted transparent glass with decoration in gold, silver & platinum
Dimensions: Diameter 13 1/4 inches.
Origin: Vienna, Austria
Inventory #: #788
JLL monogram mark in center of bowl.

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This plate is from the series "Purple with platinum and gold decoration" designed by Josef Salb, inspired by Moorish motifs and Persian niello decoration.

As an industrial arts draftsman, Salb was a designer at Lobmeyr and professor at the Salzburg State Crafts School.

An identical bowl is in the collection of MAK (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna), and is illustrated and discussed by Peter Noever and Ulrike Scholda, J. & L LOBMEYR, Between Tradition and Innovation, Glassware from the MAK Collection, 2006, p.114, cat. no. 32.