Helmuth Meißner, Dresden (from whom seized by the East German Secret Service for export in 1982; withdrawn from export for the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin (East) at Schloss Köpenick)
Restituted from the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin to the heirs of Helmuth Meißner in 2007
For the type see S.Baumgärtner, Porträtgläser, p.120, pls.166 and 167.
Johann Sigismund Menzel (1744-1810) was a glass decorator at Warmbrunn using the Zwischengoldglas technique who today is best known for his silhouetted portrait medallions of leading figures of European society at the end of the 18th century.
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