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Offline Laura Friedman

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Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« on: September 09, 2008, 05:34:15 PM »
Hi group!

Does anyone have any information on an artist or company doing work, probably in the 1950s, called Walter? I just picked up four fish shaped plates, very similar in style to Maurice Heaton, but each signed "Walter".  I can't find any info on the company. Any suggestions?  I'll try to post pics later.

Thanks!

Laura


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Re: Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 05:48:41 PM »
French Walter? or spelt WaltHer? (German) pictures welcome, especially of the mark  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 06:12:09 PM »
Almaric Walter 1870-1959 French?
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Re: Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 07:35:28 PM »
Don't think so.  Here are the pics:

(http://i33.tinypic.com/9auyc4.jpg)
(http://i33.tinypic.com/1174siv.jpg)
(http://i35.tinypic.com/n4b3tt.jpg)
(http://i35.tinypic.com/244e7wo.jpg)
(http://i37.tinypic.com/29lnvbd.jpg)
(http://i36.tinypic.com/29z5y6f.jpg)
(http://i37.tinypic.com/k3t5ph.jpg)

Thanks!


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Re: Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 08:09:49 PM »
Hi Laura, Aren't they lovely.......I would have bought those had I seen them!

Is that 'I.WALTER'? There looks like an 'I' above the 'L' of WALTER on all of the plates,
or is it just a stylised tall 'L' ?
Rosie.

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Re: Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 08:11:46 PM »
You're quite eagle eyed!

I took another look at the plates and it's definitely a stylized large "L" rather than another letter.


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Re: Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 10:11:15 PM »
Thank you for posting then, Laura and sincerely wish someone gets around! Only thing I know now: it is NOT WaltHer of Saxonia  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 12:38:11 AM »
Cathy on the ebay board wrote this:

"Walter was a Art professor at the university of Alabama. His glass has been refereed to as "similar" to Higgins. Walter pieces are called "reverse flip art" and you will always find the signature between the glass. Frances Higgins was famous for her flip art. It was created by using ferns and leave that have been dusted with powdered enamel then "flipped" against the glass leaving the imprint on the glass. Once the glass is fused together is has a 3-D look to it.

What I find interesting about Walter pieces is he also used metals in his work along with the reverse flip art technique. I really like that the dished and bowls were made in the shapes of fish, butterflies and other cool designs."


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Re: Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 02:00:19 AM »
OK, I get flip art, which sounds intriguing, but what's reverse flip art? 

Congratulations on finding the maker!  Interesting pieces.
Kristi


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Re: Walter Glass - 1950s? RFI
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 11:14:58 PM »
Laura,

Are you going to sell the WALTER fish bowls?

Regina

 

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