Exquisite objects from the Peleș glassware collection

By Peleș National Museum

Table set (1930/1935) by Emerico MontesiPeleș National Museum

Through rose-tinted glasses

The Peles glassware collection contains more than 1500 varied art pieces. It was founded between 1866-1941 as a result of the royal house acquisitions, made especially by the king Carol I and Queen Marie. Between 1969-1974, the National Peles Museum acquired a number of valuable glassware pieces. The collection contains crystal pieces originated from German, Italian, Austrian, French, Bohemian and English workshops of the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. 

Table set (1906/1906) by Carl Georg von Reichenbach workshopPeleș National Museum

King Carol I's art commissions and acquisitions of new pieces inspired by ancient models belong to the historicist current.

Pitcher (1872/1877) by Salviati workshopPeleș National Museum

His favourite pieces come from celebrated German and Venetian workshops, like this Venetian pitcher from Salviati workshop.

Dessert set (Beginning of 20th century) by Thomas Webb&Co workshopPeleș National Museum

The royal family also owned domestic glassware: French crystal table sets (Baccarat).

Cup (End of the 19th century) by Lobmeyr workshopPeleș National Museum

As well as English and American crystal drinking sets (Webb and Tiffany).

Inkpot Mirabeau (1927/1927) by René Lalique workshopPeleș National Museum

Due to Princess Marie (1893-1914), future Queen of Romania, from 1914 the royal glassware ansamble was increased by noteworthy Art Nouveau pieces.

Vase Musa Paradisiaca (1895/1895) by Ėmile GalléPeleș National Museum

The Queen acquired René Lalique, Christian Desiré, Jean Sala, G. Argy-Rousseau, Daum-Nancy, this piece by Ėmile Gallé...

Lamp Wisteria (1902/1902) by L.C. Tiffany workshopPeleș National Museum

... or a lamp by L. C. Tiffany.

Cup Tree of Life (1900/1900) by Karl Fabergé workshopPeleș National Museum

The royal commissions and acquisitions from abroad took place as a result of a well definitive politics which stimulates the national industry...

... through Azuga and Mediaș glassware factories.

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