The New York firm of Buchholz and Zelt sent design drawings embellished with glass jewels to their producers in Bohemia. These jewels served as inspiration and a guide to workers as they created the glass designs. See other design drawings decorated with glass in “Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library,” on view through February 17.
Design drawing for decanter and cosmetic jar with jeweled embellishments, Buchholz and Zelt, New York, New York, United States, about 1900-1930. CMGL 134170.