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Walther or not?
« on: August 05, 2013, 05:13:10 PM »
Bought this recently off Ebay, it was listed a Walther. I can see why because of the shape of the pattern on the front, but I'm not so sure and cannot find any reference to this design. I have examples of the well known Walther solifleur vases. It's 105mm high.

I have a large 1960s 'ice bowl' designed by Christer Sjogren for Lindshammer (fortunately it has a Lindshammer sticker on it and it's signed too) and the top rim of this vase looks very similar. Could it be perhaps Lindshammer not Walther? Any observations welcome.


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Re: Walther or not?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 03:12:17 PM »
Ok, further to this enquiry somebody has told me that this may be Pukeberg or Nybro. Is this likely? I still think it looks mostly like Walther but can find no actual evidence of it being made by Walther.


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Re: Walther or not?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 07:51:14 PM »
Hi,
these turn up frequently here on GMB, but - alas - have escaped a positive ID so far. They are also
found regularly on flea-markets here. Personally I would lean towards a german or possibly austrian
maker, because the clear of the clear glass isn´t clear enough for scandi IMHO, but that´s just a
hunch.
Should I ever manage to find a labelled one it will be posted here, but I´m waiting for that for some
years now already.
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Re: Walther or not?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 05:31:38 PM »
Oh, well thanks for that Dirk. I don't 'alf pick 'em. The fact that you've been looking to identify this type of vase for years is not a favourable portent though.


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Re: Walther or not?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 07:47:23 PM »
I have one too. I thought Walther. Oh well, back to the drawing board.


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Re: Walther or not?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 08:35:04 PM »
Walther´s my top suspect, too, but we´ve got no proof so far.  :)
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Re: Walther or not?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 08:46:01 PM »
Mine is a bit narrower



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Re: Walther or not?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 09:47:18 AM »
Sometimes it just takes a bit patience....
The annual Pressglas-Korrespondenz meeting took place in our region this year and on this occasion
we met Mr. Düsterhaus, which thankfully gave me the chance to ask a few questions.
Actually this was the first design he ever made while working for Walther. I forgot to ask the date, but
according to the CV on his website this should have been in 1972 then.
He told me the design was hand-carved into a plaster model, which was then transferred into metal.
The press mould had no upper rim, so the plunge just drove into the glass mass and the shape of the
top rim was irregular and different from piece to piece.
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Re: Walther or not?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 02:37:23 PM »
Well thanks for that Dirk. As this doesn't appear in any reference books that I have, a significant glass fact I'd say. Sounds like indisputable evidence. Lucky that Mr Dusterhaus has a good memory. The significance of it taking you years to find this out is mearly an example of the peculiar characteristics of time itself. Maybe all the more satisfying than if you'd found out straight away? Interesting to hear that the process means that they're all slightly different.


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Re: Walther or not?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2014, 04:22:15 PM »
This looks very familiar, i think i was it's former owner?. I sold one of these in August last year.
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