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Author Topic: Art Deco Trinket/Dressing table set - Classical figures  (Read 7967 times)

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Offline oyemicanto

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Re: Art Deco Trinket/Dressing table set - Classical figures
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2013, 09:33:56 AM »
Hello
If you look at the middle figure on the tray she is just like the lady flower frog by Mueller that sometimes comes in a bowl with 3 winged feet.Even down to the belt on her dress and the folds down the front of the skirt.Anyone else notice this?
Nige
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Re: Art Deco Trinket/Dressing table set - Classical figures
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2013, 11:35:42 PM »
Well spotted Nige...

These sets are often desribed as being the "Egyptian Pattern," but there is nothing Egyptian about them.

The three 'pyramid' shapes are in fact a part of the landscape...
The Three Graces would perhaps be a better description... ????

Also, the trinket dish of this set has an intaglio profile of a MALE, unlike the other component pieces of this set.

These dishes are also lids of the pots upon certain examples of complete sets.
"COMPLETE" being a personal requirement at time of purchase,
as with like most so-called trinket sets, produced by most factories of the period... Walther included.

NYMPHEN and also PIERROT & PIERRETTE (for example) both had their trays introduced as stand-alone items and were made available long before any other component items for each were then produced...

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Re: Art Deco Trinket/Dressing table set - Classical figures
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2014, 02:37:37 AM »
An interesting read, I searched for the flower frog you refer to Nige and I see the strong resemblance. I also notice the Black Poppy site has the frog in the unusual green/blue shade (teal?) I have seen photos of the "Egyptian" / "Three Graces" Dressing Table Set in Teal as well.
Teal Frog
http://www.black-poppy.co.uk/Miscellaneous_&_Unknown_-_Centrepieces_&_Frogs/fs_1619.jpg
Uranium Frog
http://www.black-poppy.co.uk/Miscellaneous_&_Unknown_-_Centrepieces_&_Frogs/fs_1617.jpg

The Czech labels on the Uranium set on page 3 of this thread are not the same as the Czech label on Pamela's site (although I realise labels can change over time) but still this may be an indication that labels can't be relied upon as John said a few posts back.
Label
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/toilettenservice/02698.jpg
Pressglas
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/index2.html
Black Poppy site
http://www.black-poppy.co.uk/index.html
Lastly to add this set is on Anne's site as Mystery Set 2
http://www.glasstrinketsets.com/cms15/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95:mystery-set-2&catid=28:mysteries&Itemid=52

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Re: Art Deco Trinket/Dressing table set - Classical figures
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2017, 01:40:12 AM »
Thread here for merging please mods.

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,23993.0.html

Four reasons why the "Egyptian" Figural Lady set may be by Schweig Muller.

1.
Hello
If you look at the middle figure on the tray she is just like the lady flower frog by Mueller that sometimes comes in a bowl with 3 winged feet.Even down to the belt on her dress and the folds down the front of the skirt.Anyone else notice this?
Nige

2. This set comes in the unusual Teal and very deep Turquoise shades as do other Muller pieces.

3. The Mystery Junior Miss set also comes in both of these unusual shades.

4.
Looking for an ID for this set I was struck by the similarities between the small pot in this set and the small pot in another unidentified set so called the Eygptian set....

I have also noticed the similarities in the Junior Miss pots and the pots in this set.

This Muller piece is worth a look

http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=251716&image=687447946&images=687447918,687447933,687447946,687447981,687447966,687447999,687448019,687448039,687448061,687448082,687448097,687448113,687448125&formats=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0&format=0

GTS Mystery Set 2 Egyptian Figural Ladies Link
http://www.glasstrinketsets.com/Gallery/thumbnails.php?album=5

GTS Mystery Set 170 Junior Miss Link
http://www.glasstrinketsets.com/Gallery/thumbnails.php?album=176

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Re: Art Deco Trinket/Dressing table set - Classical figures
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2017, 06:24:28 AM »
and that deep teal is uranium glass, which is very unusual

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Re: Art Deco Trinket/Dressing table set - Classical figures
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2017, 02:06:08 AM »
and that deep teal is uranium glass, which is very unusual


Indeed Christine.

2. This set comes in the unusual Teal and very deep Turquoise shades as do other Muller pieces.

I should have said Teal and very Deep Blue perhaps Zaffre?

Having looked through my image catalogue and at the GTS links etc. it seems the so called "Egyptian" Maiden/Lady set was made in 3 Blues; Light Blue, Azure and Deep Blue/Zaffre plus the Teal.

I've also seen it in Clear, Pink/Peach, Amber and Uranium Green.

I've also seen the "Junior Miss" set in all those colours.

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