Hello again Leni, sorry no picture as yet of the blue vase. We moved house last month and with all the disruption didn't have enough time to travel back up to Cumbria. It's also been a long and torturous process getting BT to activate the phone line & transfer my broadband service, hence why I have been very quiet lately :wink:
Pamela, it's interesting to learn that the all over frosting is a sign of later production for Walther. My vase is frosted all over (including the interior). The effect seems to have been achieved by sand blasting rather than the use of acid; does this mean that Walther didn't sand blast until the 1960's?
I should get a picture towards the end of next month. I will be going back for my father's birthday and to rotate some of my collection. My problem is that I never have enough display space so have to select just a few items. It's certainly time for a change though so I think the Schmetterling will be coming back with me.....
In the meantime, here's a nice part frosted blue example I spotted on ebay:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6630039201