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Mahler, Fritzi, 1897-1990



  • Existence: 1897 (date of birth) - 1990 (date of death) - 1990


Fritzi Forster was born in Vienna in 1897 and married businessman Josef Mahler. Together the couple began collecting Biedermeier glass prior to World War II and evidently sent their glass collection to Fritzi Mahler's sister in London for safekeeping in the mid-1930s. They immigrated to the United States after the Austrian Anschluss of 1938, settled in Larchmont, New York, and continued to build their glass collection.

Fifty objects from the Josef and Fritzi Mahler Glass Collection were exhibited at The Corning Museum of Glass in 1966, three years after Josef Mahler's death. After Fritzi Mahler's death in 1990, the collection was sold at auction by Wiener Kunstauktion on September 27, 1994. The auction catalog notes the objects exhibited in Corning.