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Offline rocco

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Designer of Gral-Glas candle holder?
« on: May 01, 2011, 03:47:01 PM »
Can anybody tell me the designer of this labeled Gral-Glas candle holder / convertable vase?
Diameter is appr. 11cm.

I even have the original box it came in, but it is stored away, so I didn't take a picture... (the box looks very 1970s).

Thanks,
Michael

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Re: Designer of Gral-Glas candle holder?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 06:08:09 PM »
Hi Michael...  simply lovely piece.  I believe it was designed by Karl Wiedmann.  Dirk shows and discusses some Wiedmann pieces here in the cafe:  http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,38759.0.html

I'm sure he'll let you know for sure the next time he pops in.  :hi:
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Re: Designer of Gral-Glas candle holder?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 07:05:01 PM »
Thank you, Anik!
I wouldn't mind if it was designed by Karl Wiedmann :)
Dirk's surely looks similar, but mine has a different bottom finish -- can be used as a vase if turned upside down.

Michael

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Re: Designer of Gral-Glas candle holder?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 03:42:37 PM »
Hi Michael,

I found your vase/candle holder in the 1975 Gral 'Preisliste', identified as number H 156, but no designer name...

I do hope someone will come along with the information you are looking for.  :hi:
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Re: Designer of Gral-Glas candle holder?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 09:09:43 AM »
Thank you very much, Anik!!
So perhaps this was a factory design based on the Wiedmann piece...

Michael

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Re: Designer of Gral-Glas candle holder?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 09:02:02 PM »
In the Gral glas book are examples of pieces designed by others where Wiedmann is credited separately for the technique, so there is always that possibility.

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Re: Designer of Gral-Glas candle holder?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 09:40:29 AM »
Thanks, Astrid! :)
Michael

 

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