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Offline Wuff

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Schnapshund ?
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2011, 05:28:14 PM »
Sorry for hijacking this thread - but one image on Walt's site (designated as Italian, no date given) reminds me a lot of the "Schnapshund" glass liquor bottle dogs made in the Flühli region, mostly in the first half of the 19th century.
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Re: Photoweight from Broadfield house Museum
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2011, 06:49:13 PM »
Dear Wolf,
You may be right. I saw the piece on auction it was listed as Italian. Not having any documentary evidence to the contrary, I went with their attribution. It may be wrong, I also noticed the "schnapshund" resemblance. I think will adjust  that post to mark the questionable attribution.  Thank you
Sorry for hijacking this thread - but one image on Walt's site (designated as Italian, no date given) reminds me a lot of the "Schnapshund" glass liquor bottle dogs made in the Flühli region, mostly in the first half of the 19th century.


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Chicken and egg dilemna, Schnappshund
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2011, 07:44:37 PM »
Dear Wuff,
As I thought more about it, I thought that perhaps the Fluhli schnappshund's have an Italian ancestor? Glass makers using older models is pretty common. Or the other way around, it could be  an Italian copy of a Swiss piece? What do you think?


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Re: Chicken and egg dilemna, Schnappshund
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2011, 10:04:46 PM »
Dear Walt,

I just don't know. The only thing I am fairly sure about is that such an exotic design being developed independently at different places is rather unlikely. Much more likely is that someone saw it - and produced something similar at home (unless both items are Swiss). But which way round? I have no indication whatsoever, whether Italo-Swiss or Swiss-Italo is more likely.
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Re: Photoweight from Broadfield house Museum
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2011, 10:35:26 PM »
Dear Wuff,
I agree that the two are linked. If I run across anymore definitive information about their origins I will post it.


Dear Walt,

I just don't know. The only thing I am fairly sure about is that such an exotic design being developed independently at different places is rather unlikely. Much more likely is that someone saw it - and produced something similar at home (unless both items are Swiss). But which way round? I have no indication whatsoever, whether Italo-Swiss or Swiss-Italo is more likely.


 

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