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Author Topic: cut glass /crystal bon bon candy dish unusual maker info or country help needed  (Read 1294 times)

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Offline fatlyfurry

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please can anyone shed any light on this bon bon dish, very similar to hofbauer from germany, but the birds are not the same.very heavy and sparkly,could it be lead crystal.any info appreciated. thanks debbie

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It's German, 'Byrdes' collection, sold in the 70s and 80s under the label Hofbauer.
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/heritagetreasures/item/HT00033

But who is Hofbauer? The standard story on the internet is that Hofbauer only existed from the 1950s to the 1980s, and this seems to have become internet lore. However, according to Frank, the name seems to have changed to Amaris, which is a brand name of Nachtmann. Nachtmann are now part of Riedel Glassworks (famous for wine glasses). This suggests that Hofbauer may have been a brand name itself, and possibly for Nachtmann. The other implication is that the pieces may have been in production for longer than generally assumed and possibly still being made.

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,8918.msg75737.html#msg75737

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH ,SHALL INVESTIGATE FURTHER. REGARDS DEBBIE

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have looked at loads of hofbauer byrdes glass and found a good replacement site.but none of them had a bird like mine on , perhaps is a copy. dont think it is this any more.if anyone can provide a link or website with pics on that look like this i will be v gratefull. got headache from looking at computer screen too long lol.regards debbie

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Remind me to get my glasses renewed! You're right, it's a totally different bird.

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