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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2008, 05:42:16 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2008, 08:30:05 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2008, 12:17:56 PM »
"Lazarus and Rosenfeld, importer of Bohemian glass, operated a showroom and shop in New York City during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quartre of the twentieth century.  They were listed as cut glass manufactureres by the American Glass Trade Directory in 1918, but we have reason to believe that they did not actually cut their own wares.  At the end of WWI a brisk trade in cut glass developed with foreign factories, which was a contributing factor to the curtailment of this industry in America; the simple fact was that foreign factories could, and did, produce cut glasswares much cheaper than it was possible for American manufacturers to do." 

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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2008, 12:59:42 PM »
Thank you. They do appear to have been active in at least setting up potteries and it is quite possible they owned a glass-works or two too. So now they were existing for as much as 100 years and on 3 continents - presumably they would have had an office in Bohemia too. While not using their own name for products - not unusual for holding companies - it seems more likely that the label in the original query does relate to this company.

So turning to Hartmann I find:

They were based in Steinschönau, Bohemia from 1898 to around 1934. Listed as a Glasraffinerie (Decorators) Primarily exporting to their 'Branches' US and England.

Products included enamelled ware under the names: 'Lace de Boheme Cameo', 'Florentine Art Cameo', 'Cameo' and 'Carly'. It is also suggested that they were involved in Barolac production but these were sold in the UK by Jenkins & Co.

The New York operation is also listed as a sales organisation AND a decorator.

Products included the 'Mary Gregory' range, and pseudo cameo enamelled wares 'Florentine Art Cameo' and 'Lace de Boheme' (Acid etched signatures)
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2008, 01:19:48 PM »
So far we have them existing as early as 1883 and as late as 1963.

A Lazarus Rozenfeld died in New York aged 74 - Jan 20th 1891 (New York Times) He was Vice-President of the Temple Emmanu-El and an important member of the Jewish community. Is the name common enough for that not to be related?

Their Australian office was quite large LINK TO PICTURES

Brands of glass Windsor Crystal and another range of Cut Glass, possibly Windsor too. Note the Servex oven-safe china, competing with Pyrex perhaps!

Who made Windsor Crystal?
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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2008, 03:13:26 PM »
Earlier reference 1867 - design registration and different address

Proprietor: Lazarus and Rosenfeld
Address: 4 Houndsditch, London
Subject of design: Doll's Hat
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/designregisters/propitemdetail.asp?item_id=205851&proprietor=124&page=6
Oddly I cannot get into the proprietor record.

A Lazarus Rosenfeld emigrated to the US 20th May 1836 from Uhlfeld Germany on board the Ship Lucilla to Richmond Virginia.
From the same town included Emanuel Levins, Emanuel Rosenfeld and Hesekiel Rosenfeld Uhlfeld - no profession given (ISTG Vol 2)

A positively related Chicago operation was Lazarus Rosenfeld and Lehmann. The empire grows. This report mentions a $10,000 pair of vases from their Bohemian operation. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=980CE6D8103BEF33A2575BC2A96F9C94629ED7CF

1914 mentions of their NY properties
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9807E0DC1E39E633A25752C0A9659C946596D6CF
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