A2180-270 HP0-J24 220-301 642-357 HP2-T28 1Z0-259 920-255 A2090-610 1Z0-023 922-111 HIO-301 70-450 HP0-J45 M2040-725 250-502 000-M221 HP0-J18 000-634 050-690 000-575 250-300 000-646 3X0-202 000-883 000-563 1Y0-118 000-190 EC0-350 C2080-470 920-124 HP0-402 9L0-505 650-294 MB6-507 MSC-122 9A0-055 EX0-112 1Z1-543 HP2-E49 LOT-442 070-460 1Z0-610 C2090-611 CBAP HP0-J16 ITIL-F 0B0-108 117-201 C2040-929 000-881 HP0-093 922-109 MB6-817 E20-005 70-416 1Z1-109 A2150-006 EX0-118 MB3-210 070-671 A2180-178 642-143 70-545-Csharp 000-274 650-178 COG-132 EE0-511 BAS-012 C2020-001 70-305 A2090-730 642-617 1Z0-862 C2150-563 CX-310-345 070-178 1Z1-535 C2150-139 920-106 ST0-192 000-513 UM0-411 77-888 700-302 HP0-A08 070-663 310-025 A2180-184 1Z1-878 HP0-J34 Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
A new exhibit of the month is on view at the entrance to the UPM’s Permanent Collection:

Example of early 20th-century
festive table settings


Serving dish, after 1900
Johann Lötz Witwe glassworks,
Klášterský Mlýn (Klostermühle)
Blown, hot-shaped glass, metal mounts
Inv. no. 73.131 / purchased 1969

Tea table cloth, early 20th century
Manufacturer unknown
Linen damask decorated with ornamental
trim of stylized Art Nouveau flowers and
tendrils, folded ajouré edge
Inv. no. 55.532 / transferred from the Academy of Applied Arts
1960

The turn of the 20th century was one of the most celebrated periods of Czech glass manufacturing. Many glass factories of that time made successful attempts to produce glass in the Art Nouveau style inspired by natural forms. Glassmakers decorated their glass objects with stylized tendrils, foliage, blossoms and other motifs. This serving dish with its iridescent surface exemplifies the various types of products manufactured in the best-known glassworks in the Czech Lands during the Art Nouveau period – the Johann Lötz Witwe glassworks that operated at Klášterský Mlýn (Klostermühle) in southern Bohemia’s Šumava highlands. Produced there were especially vases of organic shapes inspired by the output of the renowned firm of L. C. Tiffany in the United States. In addition to various types of products designed by anonymous artists, the plant realized the works of renowned artists (Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Adolf Beckert or Marie Kirschner). Even then, these pieces were widely appreciated and today they are a much-sought-after article at antique shops. This serving dish’s sinuous, undulating decoration was achieved by combing glass threads, while still hot, along its surface with a metal hook.
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