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This is a very detailed Glass Skyscraper model, made by 'Magic Cristal'

The detail is amazing and every building has a different pattern on it.
There is even a little Yacht on the shoreline at the base.

Any furthr information about the maker and why this might have been made would be very much appreciated.
Rosie.

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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 12:51:19 AM »
Perhaps as advertising for prospective customers?

Ross

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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 12:57:59 AM »
Hi Ross,

I will try to load bigger ones on Boxing day.  I tried 700x300,  but they wouldn't load. :(
I wondered if it might be an advertising giveaway or even an architect trophy.  It is very high class crystal and very finely detailed,  not a cheap bit of tat like the cottages.
I know that Magic Cristal are West German and they make classic car models in glass,  but I have never seen anything like this before....I just HAD to have it! :)
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 10:18:44 PM »
Magic Crystal was a product of Hofbauer Crystal c1951-c1991 name was taken over by Nachtmann who continued to produce various sculptural items in the MC range. Except Hofbauer Crystal appears to be a trade mark of Anne Hütte Bleikristall, Windischeschebbach, Bavaria who folded in 1992 which ties up with 1991 closure. From 1994 Concorde Kristallglas GmbH were in their old address and presumably continuing Anne Hütte brand, despite Nachtmann having some tmś... well it gets confusing...

Maybe move to German glass for some unravelling, you could contact Nachtmann. Not supposed to be good on answers but if you can locate division which does design http://www.nachtmann.com/en/b2b/ they might own up to this piece.

As to the Hofbauer name, well address of Annahütte was Hermann-Hofbauer-Strasse 6.
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 10:31:59 PM »
Nachtmann took over the failing Annahütte including their retail brands like Hofbauer and Magic Crystal. Nachtmann itself was taken over by the Riedel group and they run it as a brand name. Not so complex @ all.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 11:24:23 AM »
Thank you both Frank and Ivo for so much useful information....I will carry on trying to find out why this piece was made and if it was a trophy for an event or a commemorative for the opening of a new building.... the search goes on!
Rosie.

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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 01:33:15 PM »
If you could just tie this stunning piece to an actual building it would be great. I look forward to seeing the next set of pictures. Are there any numbers or words in the design ? Not makers but any building number etc that may help. It's narrowed down to a shoreline at least  ;D  ;D. I'm green with envy  !!
Pete. :-)


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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 03:48:47 PM »
New larger pictures.

There are no markings of any sort Pete, except for the Magic Cristal label.
It was sold as Marcolin,  I knew it wasn't,  but I collect glass buildings, so just had to have this. 
It is AMAZING!
Rosie.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 03:53:27 PM »
More!
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 03:53:55 PM »
Last!
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