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Offline norman warbreck

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is this a Lobmeyer decanter set??
« on: July 13, 2008, 11:13:31 AM »
the decanter comes with 6 well faceted small glasses...


Offline norman warbreck

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Re: is this a Lobmeyer decanter set??
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 11:14:49 AM »
and a base pic .....the decanter is very heavy and so are the small glasses


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Re: is this a Lobmeyer decanter set??
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 07:18:45 AM »
This doesn't look like Lobmeyr to me.  It's pressed, isn't it?  Your photos are quite small, it's hard to see the design.  What about it makes you think it's Lobmeyr?  Interesting decanter, it would be nice to see a bigger photo or two.
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Re: is this a Lobmeyer decanter set ...larger pics
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 07:40:30 AM »
this decanter is so heavy and the base is polished smooth...the small glasses tell me that it is crystal...the stopper is deep cut on the edges..the man i had purchased it from says its lobmeyer and brought it out just before the war...ok so thats his story!


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Re: is this a Lobmeyer decanter set??
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 07:42:40 AM »
so some bigger pics and hope this helps


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Re: is this a Lobmeyer decanter set??
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 10:22:48 AM »
The decanter looks more like a Hoffmann or Schlevogt piece, though I don't immediately recognise the pattern.


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Re: is this a Lobmeyer decanter set??
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 10:35:54 AM »
thank you all for the interest and the suggestions....i have searched for months on this one and finally sucumed to the forum which i have noticed to be of a high standard and so helpful.as i am not a glass fundi...more on english and european porcelain...i really appreciate all the help and advice.


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Re: is this a Lobmeyer decanter set??
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 04:06:32 PM »
Here are a couple of links to some information on Lobmeyr.

http://www.lobmeyrusa.com/history.html

http://www.luzicke-hory.cz/historie/index.php?pg=clskloe

I met Peter Rath a few times in the Eighties and he is very approachable and very knowledgeable, so in the absence of any definitive knowledge it might be worth trying to contact him.

Lobmeyr is an extraordinary company and I think that I am correct in saying that it is one of the oldest decorative glass enterprises in the world still owned by members of the founding family. My limited knowledge precludes me from categorically stating the it is the oldest, but I should be very interested to learn if anyone knows of anything older.

Please note that I use the term enterprise, because Lobmeyr began as a glass shop (retailer) founded in 1823 and it was only after WWI that it began manufacturing in its own factory. However, it has also been a retailer throughout its history. So it is very possible that when the original dealer said that it was Lobmeyr, he meant that it was originally sold by Lobmeyr, and it is quite conceivable that it was manufactured by one of the two factories mentioned by Steven.

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Re: is this a Lobmeyer decanter set??
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 05:56:57 PM »
Visited Lobmeyr last year, a fabulous shop in the heart of Vienna in a most fantastic building. The top floor is museum where you can see what they sold in the last 200 years or so. You can mail them and ask if your decanter was retailed by them, and they will tell you if they know as they are genuinely nice people.
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Re: is this a Lobmeyer decanter set??
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008, 06:12:47 PM »
wow!!┬Ęthank you both for all that information and still lots to learn in my later years...smile...and i just love it.certainly people like yourselves who have such a wealth of knowledge awakens a new interest for me in glass...as in the past i have ignored this field totally and now i find myself looking and buying so much.
thank u for the suggestions and support.

 

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