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Meissen stand

Physical Description:
porcelain (overall material)
polychrome enamels and gold (overall color)
chinoiserie (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 8 3/4 in; 22.225 cm
overall: 1 1/8 in x 8 7/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 22.5425 cm
Object Name:
plate
Place made:
Germany
Date made:
ca 1740
1740
1735-40
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1979.0120.03
Catalog number:
1979.0120.03
Accession number:
1979.0120
Collector/donor number:
609
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8460-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405647

Title Page

Designer:
François de Cuvilliés the Elder, Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768  Search this
Print Maker:
Carl Albert von Lespilliez, German, 1723 - 1796  Search this
Publisher:
François de Cuvilliés the Elder, Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Platemark: 25.6 × 30.9 cm (10 1/16 × 12 3/16 in.)
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Made in:
Munich, Germany
Date:
18th century
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-282-47
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4563b3b69-1972-486b-a77f-ba8d337e2be8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-282-47

Wall Niche with Fountain

Designer:
François de Cuvilliés the Elder, Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768  Search this
Print Maker:
Carl Albert von Lespilliez, German, 1723 - 1796  Search this
Publisher:
François de Cuvilliés the Elder, Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Platemark: 25.5 × 30.2 cm (10 1/16 × 11 7/8 in.)
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Made in:
Munchen, Germany
Date:
18th century
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-282-48
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4daa7c498-33fd-4803-a841-a8e4dccb3219
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-282-48

Meissen dish

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
polychrome enamels and gold (overall color)
European flowers (overall style)
blue underglaze (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 13 3/8 in; 33.9725 cm
overall: 2 1/4 in x 13 9/16 in; 5.715 cm x 34.44875 cm
Object Name:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
1725-1775
1750
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1989.0715.25
Accession number:
1989.0715
Catalog number:
1989.0715.25
Collector/donor number:
7
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-96b6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1419839

Bibliographies, Biographies, and Resumes

Collection Creator:
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1941-circa 1975
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles W. White papers
Charles W. White papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93d341657-9dcb-4c11-98ea-f84e1e6f538a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitchar-ref20
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Tommi Parzinger collection

Creator:
Robsjohn-Gibbings, T. H. (Terence Harold), 1905-1976  Search this
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.  Search this
Names:
American Designers' Institute  Search this
Charak of Boston  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Katzenbach & Warren  Search this
Norddeutscher Lloyd  Search this
Palumbo Gallery  Search this
Parzinger Originals (Firm)  Search this
Textile Workers Union of America  Search this
Cameron, Donald  Search this
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.  Search this
Rosenthal, Rena.  Search this
Tritt, Olga.  Search this
Widdicomb, William.  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Clippings
Blueprints
Catalogs
Drawings
Awards
Articles
Sketches
Correspondence
Date:
1935-1981
Summary:
This collection does not represent the entire Parzinger archive. The German firm, K.P.M., has the drawings Parzinger produced for the line of ceramics and a part of the documentation for the work in the United States was damaged or lost in a 1951 flood in the Madison Avenue office. However, enough of the archive remains to document a significant part of the designer's work from the 1940s-1970s. Included in the collection are brochures, ad sheets, magazine pages, chart-like sheets of furniture designs, drawings or blueprints, clippings, photographs, press articles, and pages of notes. The collection does not include business papers which were deliberately excluded for space reasons.
Arrangement note:
Materials are arranged into ten record groups: I. Furniture Designs for Willow & Reed, Salterini, Parzinger Originals and others; II. Silver Design; III. Ceramic/China Design; IV. Designs for Objects made of non-precious metals; V. Objects of Miscellaneous or Obscure Materials; VI. Designs for Enamel Work; VII. Designs for Textiles and/or Wallcoverings; IX. Lighting Fixture Design (electric); and X. Miscellaneous Items. There are also seven 3-ring binders containing photographs of Parzinger's furniture, silver, ceramics, and metalwork from the 1930s--the 1970s. There are notes on the backs of many of the photographs. There are also sketches of his designs for clients. Binder 7 contains photographs of 63 furniture designs by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.
Biographical/Historical note:
Tommi (Anton) Parzinger (1903-1981) was born in Munich and received professional design training there at the Kunstgewebeschule (School of Arts and Crafts).He began his career as a freelance designer in Germany and Austria, working in ceramics, wallpapers, lighting, textiles, and furniture. In 1932 he came to the United States as a prize for winning a poster contest for North German Lloyd, the steamship company. In 1935 he settled in New York and became associated with Rena Rosenthal ("smart furniture and accessories shop") as a designer of china, glassware and furniture. Furniture became is primary focus in 1938 he became a designer for Charak of Boston. In 1939 he formed his own business, Parzinger, Inc., 54 East 57th Street, designing silver as well as furniture. Renamed Parzinger Originals in 1946, the firm also had addresses at 32 East 57th Street; 601 Fifth Avenue and 441 Madison Avenue. Donald Cameron became his partner. In addition to his own firm, he designed furniture, fabrics, lighting and a range of accessories for other firms, including Salterini (wrought iron), Hofstatter (furniture), Dorlyn (brass), and Willow & Reed (rattan). He also produced custom designs for interior decorators and many private clients. In 1996 and 1998 his work was shown by Palumbo Gallery, 972 Lexington Avenue, New York City.
Separated Materials note:
The Cooper-Hewitt departments of Drawings and Prints, Applied Arts, and Textiles and Wallcoverings has additional materials on Parzinger in their collections.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Donald Cameron in 1998.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited; Permission of Library Director required; Policy.
Occupation:
Interior designers -- United States  Search this
Industrial designers -- Germany  Search this
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Furniture designers -- Germany  Search this
Furniture designers -- United States  Search this
Interior designers -- Germany  Search this
Topic:
Design -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Clippings
Blueprints
Catalogs
Drawings
Awards
Articles
Sketches
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1998-19-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc20637c760-9df0-474b-a2b6-2dac82acceb0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1998-19-1

Design for Interior and Furniture

Designer:
Tommi Parzinger, (American, born Germany, 1903–1981)  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on white tracing paper
Dimensions:
21.7 x 28.1 cm (8 9/16 x 11 1/16 in.)
Type:
furniture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
1950–70
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald Cameron
Accession Number:
1998-19-23
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4428ac058-fa18-4a7f-880a-25103edfefc4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1998-19-23
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Where the Modern and the Vernacular Meet in Emirati Architecture

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 12 Jul 2022 21:25:40 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_72040c4ab6d30f98ea2aaa0b666b38c0

Meissen chinoiserie tureen and cover

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
chinoiserie (joint piece style)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/8 in x 15 in; 33.3375 cm x 38.1 cm
overall: 13 1/8 in x 14 5/8 in x 9 in; 33.3375 cm x 37.1475 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
tureen
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1735-1736
1735-1736
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.65.390ab
Catalog number:
65.390ab
Collector/donor number:
734ab
Accession number:
262623
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
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Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-d4ee-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_574960
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Meissen Böttger porcelain tankard

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
monochrome, (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 7/8 in; 17.4625 cm
Object Name:
tankard
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
1713-1720
Credit Line:
Hans C. Syz Collection
ID Number:
CE.75.185
Catalog number:
75.185
Collector/donor number:
958
Accession number:
319073
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-d623-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_574976

Meissen plate

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in; 22.86 cm
overall: 22.9 cm; 9 1/32 in
overall: 1 1/8 in x 9 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 23.1775 cm
Object Name:
plate
Object Type:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
c.1750
1750
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.63.248
Catalog number:
63.248
Accession number:
250446
Collector/donor number:
214a
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Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-d88a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_575012

Meissen plate

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 3/8 in; 23.8125 cm
overall: 1 5/16 in x 9 7/16 in; 3.33375 cm x 23.97125 cm
Object Name:
plate
Object Type:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
mid 18th century
1760
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.63.245
Catalog number:
63.245
Collector/donor number:
440
Accession number:
250446
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-d88b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_575013

Meissen plate

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
overall: 1 1/8 in x 9 3/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 23.8125 cm
Object Name:
plate
Object Type:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1763-1764
1763-1764
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.63.249
Catalog number:
63.249
Collector/donor number:
438
438a
Accession number:
250446
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-d9c9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_575022

Meissen plate

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
overall: 1 1/2 in x 9 3/16 in; 3.81 cm x 23.33625 cm
Object Name:
plate
Object Type:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
1740-1745
1750-1760
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
CE.63.243
Catalog number:
63.243
Accession number:
250446
Collector/donor number:
211
211a
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a3c3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_575031

Meissen vase

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 5/8 in; 21.9075 cm
overall: 8 3/4 in x 5 in; 22.225 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
vase
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1735
19th century
1735
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.64.427
Catalog number:
64.427
Accession number:
257835
Collector/donor number:
407
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Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-daf0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_575382
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Meissen plate: one of a pair

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/8 in; 25.7175 cm
overall: 1 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 26.035 cm
Object Name:
plate
Object Type:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1763-1764
1763-1764
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.78.428A
Catalog number:
78.428A
Collector/donor number:
5A
Accession number:
1978.2185
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-f3bf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_579865

Meissen plate

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in; 24.13 cm
overall: 1 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
plate
Object Type:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1750
1750
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.63.242
Catalog number:
63.242
Accession number:
250446
Collector/donor number:
8
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-f3c4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_579870

Meissen plate: one of a pair

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/8 in; 25.7175 cm
overall: 1 9/16 in x 10 1/4 in; 3.96875 cm x 26.035 cm
Object Name:
plate
Object Type:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1763-1764
1763-1764
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.78.428B
Catalog number:
78.428B
Collector/donor number:
5B
Accession number:
1978.2185
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-d9fb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_579873

Meissen octagonal soup plate

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue underglaze (overall color)
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
polychrome enamels and gold (overall color)
German flowers (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 23.495 cm
overall: 1 5/8 in x 9 3/16 in x 9 1/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 23.33625 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
plate, soup
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1765-1770
1765-1770
ID Number:
1989.0715.17
Accession number:
1989.0715
Catalog number:
1989.0715.17
Collector/donor number:
499
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Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-da59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1764488

Meissen mug

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
porcelain (overall material)
polychrome (overall color)
chinoiserie (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
overall: 3 1/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 9.2075 cm x 6.6675 cm
Object Name:
mug
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1725-1735
1725-1735
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
CE.76.367
Catalog number:
76.367
Accession number:
1977.0166
Collector/donor number:
537
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-88dc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405644
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