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Glass

Kothgasser, Antonc. 1825

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

A glass of colourless glass is decorated with transparent enamel paints and embellished with gilding. The inscription on the surface over the base reads: Place de la Bibliotheque Imp. et Roy. et la Statue Josep II à Vienne. The painted decoration with a scene of the imperial and royal library in Vienna was done by Anton Kothgasser (1769 – 1851), Viennese painter and miniaturist known for decorating objects of porcelain and glass who perfected the technique of painting with transparent enamel paints. He often used a specific form of conical glass with an emphasised annular cogged cut bottom, the so-called Ranftbecher. Kothgasser painted his glasses with allegorical motifs, genre scenes, portraits, scenes or playing cards. He signed the pieces with his initials, not uncommonly with his address as well.

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  • Title: Glass
  • Creator: Kothgasser, Anton
  • Date: c. 1825
  • Date Created: c. 1825
  • Location Created: Austria, Vienna
  • Physical Dimensions: 12.3 cm x 9.7 cm
  • Transcript: Place de la Bibliotheque Imp. et Roy. et la Statue Josep II à Vienne
  • Type: glass
  • Contributor: Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb
  • Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
  • External Link: http://athena.muo.hr/?object=list&find=019037
  • Medium: glass, enamel

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