ROBERT SCHMIDT Die Gläser der Sammlung Mühsam.

Lot 692
Beschreibender Katalog mit kunstgeschichtlichen Einführungen [The Glasses of the Mühsam Collection. Descriptive catalogue with art historical introduction], in 2 volumes: Volume 1: published by Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, Berlin 1914, numbered 290/350, limited edition, 81 pp plus 36 plates Volume 2: published by Wasmuth, Berlin, 1926, numbered 290/350, limited edition, 77 pp plus 36 plates in original decorated linen binding, folio, in German 38 x 30.5 cm Condition: stains on binding, cover and spine, as well as burn marks on upper edge of vol. 2 Jacques Mühsam (1857-1930), a successful Berlin manufacturer of cotton fabrics, was a great collector of decorative arts. Mühsam's exceptional glass collection comprised over 700 objects, including German and Dutch glass from the 16th to the 19th century, and was described by Robert Schmidt in two volumes published in Berlin in 1914 and 1926. The collection was divided between the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.