Something familiar about these sets has been nagging away at the back of my mind, so I have gone back through my photos of some of the ‘unknown’ sets I have submitted for ID at various times and have come across a previous GMB topic thread (in fact, a thread merged from two others)http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,50039.msg282700.html#msg282700
Tray with 2 curved long sides and 2 straight short sides (with handles); base of the tray gently 'quilted' or chequerboarded diagonally on the underside.
Candlesticks with elongated hexagonal bases, and stems of hexagonal cross section; stems vertically ridged.
Ringholder with base echoing shape of tray.
3 circular lidded pots (1 large & 2 small), the most distinctive feature being the flattened lid finials which have a flattened, stepped ‘podium’ top profile with the centre section vertically ribbed (but with the base and lid very similar to those of the Walther Mary variant set) .
The sets shown in this combined thread have so many features in common with the Walther Mary and Walther Poseidon sets that they just HAVE to have been made by Walther – don’t they?
I will post or re-post some photos to make it easier for direct comparisons here.
(Permission for the re-use of these images on the GMB granted by nigel79w, Jean Bonney and carmichael_uk respectively)