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Offline Wuff

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Moulded glass dog's head
« on: April 22, 2007, 12:42:30 PM »
I have recently acquired this dog's head:
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It is 70 mm high and 70 mm (back to nose) / 61 mm (ear to ear) wide, weighs 335 g. The base is a 6 to 8 mm wide rim, with the convex bottom recessed about 7 mm. There are no maker's marks whatsoever - and I would appreciate any hints about it's origin.
Best regards  -  Wolf
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Re: Moulded glass dog's head
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 11:34:43 AM »
Hi Wolf,
First impressions are French or Czech. I have seen similar, from Hermanova Hut' immediately after WWII, so possibly Stolzle were making similar, earlier. Possibly a car mascot.
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Re: Moulded glass dog's head
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 12:14:35 PM »
Thank you for your hint, Marcus!

Shortly after "my" dog a somewhat similar cat was offered on http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330114846454 - with Nybro / Sweden given as manufacturer. As there was no bid, it was re-entered - this time just mentioning Sweden, no longer Nybro specifically - and sold. During the second auction the question about the back of the head was raised: answer was "no complete head, just a flat frosted back" - so it doesn't seem to be as similar (to my dog) as the pictures suggest at first sight.
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Re: Moulded glass dog's head
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 02:48:40 PM »
I am very very sorry for this, and will doubtless be cafe'd for it.

But.......

How apt for a doggy like that to be bought by Wuff.......

ROFLPIMP

 8) ;D 8)
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Re: Moulded glass dog's head
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 03:56:30 PM »
No problem - I'm Wuff because I love dogs - both living ones and made of other material ;D.
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Re: Moulded glass dog's head
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 04:03:59 PM »
I did wonder Wolf, if that is why your nickname is Wuff, but thought it might just be a play on Wolf.

Wolves are just doggies with chutzpah anyway... 8)

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