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Author Topic: id for green siren/mermaid trinket box?? - Walther Nymphen  (Read 6291 times)

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Re: id for green siren/mermaid trinket box?? - Walther Nymphen
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2014, 08:36:36 AM »
Paul — I have put up on GlassGallery (click main image to enlarge — click thumbnail to change image), a few images of the full 7-piece Walther Nymphen trinket set in the same acid-matted uranium green as your box.   Yours is the smaller of the two sizes of trinket box.

See http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-20808

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Re: id for green siren/mermaid trinket box?? - Walther Nymphen
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2014, 01:14:09 PM »
I have seen the Walther Nymphen sets come with both these candlesticks, the base of mystery one is a far better match to the rim of the tray of the set. Maybe they just altered the design as time went on?

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Walther frosted or satin finishes??
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2015, 04:54:35 PM »
I have recently bought a blue Nymphen trinket set which had a ring dish missing ...I was lucky to find one in a flea market locally I was surprised to find that the main trinket set is a normal Walther satin finish but my ring dish is a frosted finish... I have asked Anne's opinion so she is already on the track of this but just wondered if anyone else had any ideas on this 'frosted' piece, was it a later finish or is it a copy. As you can clearly see from the second pic it stands out from the rest, I have compared it to some frosted/satin flint glass and it is definitely blue.   ???

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Re: Walther frosted or satin finishes??
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2015, 05:31:26 PM »
Frosted and satin are the same. It's the base glass that is a different shade of blue. Was Nymphen made by VEB Saschenglas post-war? If so, your answer may lie there. Walther actually had two different shades of uranium green; one is yellowish and one veers towards bluish

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Re: Walther frosted or satin finishes??
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2015, 07:52:54 PM »
Yes I know technically they are the same terms but what I mean is the main trinket set is satin (soft to the touch) whereas the ring dish is more frosty or rough to the touch, like sand blasted...if that makes any sense....two entirely different finishes.  ;D

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Re: Walther frosted or satin finishes??
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2015, 08:57:12 PM »
In that case it probably is sand blasted; the standard Walther finish is acid etched. You can often see where the "painter" has missed tiny areas. VEB Sachsenglas certainly made the Nymphen tray...

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Re: Walther frosted or satin finishes??
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2015, 09:02:18 PM »
That would explain it then...thanks Christine  :)

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Re: Walther frosted or satin finishes??
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2015, 12:39:32 AM »
Christine, thanks for your thoughts on this. It had me puzzled! 

Angela, there is now a blue frosted Nymphen ringholder on GTS - one of Eugénie's magnificent collection - here: http://www.glasstrinketsets.com/cms3/german/walther/nymphen for colour comparison...

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