Journal Article

‘Au Mikado’: A Tea, Coffee and ‘Oriental’ Art Emporium in Vienna

Christina Baird

in Journal of Design History

Published on behalf of Design History Society

Volume 24, issue 4, pages 359-373
Published in print December 2011 | ISSN: 0952-4649
Published online December 2011 | e-ISSN: 1741-7279 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epr036
‘Au Mikado’: A Tea, Coffee and ‘Oriental’ Art Emporium in Vienna

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‘Au Mikado’ was a tea and coffee emporium situated in the central, ‘first’ district of Vienna during the closing years of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth. Although not a great deal of recorded information survives about this establishment, what does exist, in the form of sales catalogues and an invitation to sale of Heinrich von Siebold's private collection in 1909, sheds some light upon the access to Japanese and Chinese art in Vienna during this period. This study will seek to address the role of ‘Au Mikado’ and similar establishments in Vienna, examining the range of Chinese and Japanese items available for sale to the Viennese public.

Keywords: China; collecting; decorative arts; international trade networks; Japan; Vienna

Journal Article.  6892 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Art ; Art Forms ; Industrial and Commercial Art ; Art Styles

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