Item #6485 [Vienna Secession Design] Ball Der Stadt 1912 Dance Card Compact

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[Vienna Secession Design] Ball Der Stadt 1912 Dance Card Compact

Wien: Wilhelm Melzer, 1912.

First Edition. 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches. Full metal ornately stamped box that opens to reveal a mirror at the bottom, and a brass clasp at top housing a four-page program, with superb design and date printed in black and red (see below). BALL DER STADT, 1912. Wilhelm Melzer, Wien (embossed into brass card clasp mechanism). Vintage Ball souvenir with exquisite metal (to look like silver) heavily embossed with a stunning Vienna Secession stamped design, and with the original red and white (Austrian national colors) string and tassels fully intact. The souvenir opens to show the printed dance card held in place by a stylized metal clip. The "Ball of the City" of Vienna was held in the ballroom of the City Hall initially with Mayor Karl Lueger and Archduke Leopold Salvator. It was of the third most important ball in Vienna during the monarchy, and took place for the first time on February 1, 1890 in the Vienna City Hall. Johann Strauss composed his Rathaus-Ball-T‰nze (op. 438) and Carl Michael Ziehrer the Wiener B¸rger waltz (op. 419) for this event. An excellent example depicting pure Vienna Secession design. In very good condition.

Price: $1,250.00   Item #6485