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Walther Glass Like Moser?

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Glen:
Barbara, I wish I could answer you with more expertise than I actually have with regard to Walther. I have no "in depth" knowledge of the company beyond a study of their catalogues and ownership of a small range of their glass (from the 1930s-1960s).

You asked:


--- Quote ---Is this an unusual type of glassware for Walther to have produced? It doesn't seem to fit in with the other type of items they produced.
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My answer would be that Walther made quite a wide range of glassware - their aim, I guess, in common with pretty much all other companies was to sell. So they would have produced glass in styles and patterns that was in the public taste at the time. Hence they made some Carnival Glass (my primary interest) and Cloud Glass (their Oralit) as well as the decorated band range that we are discussing. They also made much pressed glass in tableware shapes (bowls, plates, covered butters, decanter sets, jardinieres etc., etc.,) that are similar to other pressed glass makers of the era. In fact some of their intaglio designs are very similar to Brockwitz and Riihimaki examples.

Their fabulous table centerpieces and vases such as the "Greta" are just part of their wider range. Many of these were continued into the 1960s (Sachsenglas) so will be more available than the earlier items.

I haven't seen as many of the Walther figure band vases as Gareth has (I must have led a sheltered life  :roll: ). I can recall a pair in a local antique shop a few years ago which were £90 the pair. I also have seen a few at Ardingly at fancy prices. Mine was fairly inexpensive - we got it some years ago simply because we liked it and thought it was most unusual. I should have noted yesterday that mine is not amethyst, it is amber.

Glen

Anonymous:

--- Quote from: "BJB" ---Hi Gareth,

That puts a bit of a dampner on it then :(  

Its quite a bit more than £15.00, so will have to have another think.

Don't mind if its a "Must have" but not for a "Maybe"

Barbara
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Hi Barbara

The price is simply a matter between you and yourself.... if its a must have and you've got the money...then why not.  I get the impression that the ones I've seen that were "expensive" might well have been for no other reason than the seller assuming they were Moser....and that maybe the ones at the other end of the scale were underpriced. You must also bear in mind that trends change and that the price might have risen in recent years. The only fixed cost here is the amount you are prepared to pay and as has been pointed out before this is not an exact science. In the past I have paid what might have been considered as too much for something... but time has moved on and I still am very pleased with the pieces... so as far as I am concerned it was money very well spent.. and that is the main criteria. Try not to get bogged down or too influenced by prices... as they are not the definitive guide to worth or value.

Regards


Gareth


Morgan48

BJB:
Hi Gareth,

I know that price isn't everything, but at £60 it is a bit high, and the kids break up for the holidays on Friday :shock:

Don't mind about £25 for an item I'm not sure about but above that I do like to ask advice before parting with my hard earned cash :lol:

To be truthful I think I could do better buying a couple of the glass books I really want for that sort of money ( a nice papereweight one and a good one on Scandavian glass are top!)

Am off on my hols on Monday (yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh) so will look around Yorkshire to see what it has to offer :wink:

Barbara

Anonymous:

--- Quote from: "BJB" ---Hi Gareth,

, but at £60 it is a bit high, To be truthful I think I could do better buying a couple of the glass books I really want for that sort of money ( a nice papereweight one and a good one on Scandavian glass are top!)

Am off on my hols on Monday (yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh) so will look around Yorkshire to see what it has to offer :wink:

Barbara
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Hi Barbara

Personally I couldn't agree with you more on both points.... and £60....phew!!....I am absolutely sure you will find one at least half that price.
Have a great holiday and luck with bargain hunting :wink:

Regards


Gareth


Morgan48

Glen:
Barbara - sorry that my "history lesson" wasn't much use to you.

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