Signed J. & L. Lobmeyr cut, engraved, and decorated champagne glass, Vienna 1884.
Top shelf quality on this signed Lobmeyr colorless crystal glass, cut, and engraved with Baroque ornaments and motifs. Faceted baluster shaft with flat plate base, with eleven points, enameled in flat platinum/black enamels, cut oval ornamental decor under the base.
Similar examples are in the Pasasu Glass Museum in Passau, Germany, and the MAK (previously known as the Imperial Royal Museum of Art and Industry), Vienna, Austria.
Similar examples can be seen in the following books:
J & L Lobmeyr: Between Tradition and Innovation: Nineteenth-Century Glassware from the Mak Collection" (J. & L. Lobmeyr, Zwischen Tradition und Innovation, Gläser aus der MAK-Sammlung), Vienna 2006.
Das Böhmische Glas 1700-1950 Band III, published by Georg Höltl, Passauer Glasmuseum, 1995.
This piece has an impeccable provenance. I was fortunate to be able to buy some glass with an amazing provenance. It was still held by the original family, and has been sitting in their estate basement since the 1970's. This glass was purchased by Catherine Eddy Beveridge (B. 1881 D. 1970). She had such an amazing life, that there's a book about her life (see photos) which reads like a who's who of the 19th century going into the 20th century. A frequent shopper at Faberge in St Petersburg, Vienna, NYC and Chicago where her primary residence was located. She hung out with the Czar of Russia and his children. Basically her world was within the top 1% of her era, and they bought the best of the best of the time.
J. & L. Lobmeyr cut and engraved champagne glass, Vienna 1884.