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Offline wolkenreb

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Re: Tiny lampwork skiing figure
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 06:12:26 PM »
Thanks for that Anik. Yes I agree; the more I've looked at Brychta and other Czech figures the less likely my skier looks to be Czech.   Maybe Lauscha as Ivo suggested - they do produce a wide variety of lampwork figures.
Nancy

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Re: Tiny lampwork skiing figure
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2016, 01:38:52 PM »
Hi it looks to be a close match to item 2057 from the Jostra catalog but not a definite, the feet and arms are slightly off.
I would be really stoked to see a pic of your cocktail set... :-)
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Re: Tiny lampwork skiing figure
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2016, 05:07:24 PM »
Thank you so much D.

Can you tell me who or what is Jostra, or is there a website I can have a look at? I'm not a collector any more but still love to find out when, where and by whom my pieces were made.

Here is a link to my cocktail set query. I think the consensus was that it was Bimini. No longer in my possession 🙁
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,55248.0.html
(Hope I've managed to post the link ok.)
Nancy

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Re: Tiny lampwork skiing figure
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2016, 06:26:02 PM »
Had to go a long long way for this info but a snippet...
Jostra, founded by Joseph Traut in 1927, one of the Traut Brothers, a whole family of Master glassblowers from Neuhaus am Rennweg, one of the brother set up a company that went on to become a world leader in pharmaceutical glass http://www.heim-pharma.de/en/
In 1936, the Jostra's product range was presented for the first time at the Leipziger Messe, his perfume bottles were in great demand, examples can be seen at the museum in Neuhaus.

The one in the auction house is probably number 2015 :-)

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Re: Tiny lampwork skiing figure
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2016, 09:18:30 AM »
That's a fantastic id :)

there is a listing for a Jostra piece here with a label and further documentation:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bauernsilber-Gondola-Cocktailspiessen-JOSTRA-Joseph-Traut-Neuhaus-1950-/282198898880

and some history on the family:

http://www.glasstudio-traut.de/glasstudio.html

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Re: Tiny lampwork skiing figure
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2016, 09:33:42 AM »
Well found, that Gondola has been tempting me, I already have a complete one though, there is some Basic info from Joseph's son Horst on the site, I have just finished translating the family history of the brothers and it's quite a revelation :-)

To find out more the place to visit is the home of Heinrich Geissler (the inventor of Neon lights) now a museum.

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Re: Tiny lampwork skiing figure
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2016, 09:58:37 AM »
I did see a set of Halogen blue halogen bulbs in that museum as well - is that where they were invented?
and thank you for the id - I did some more investigating and have 'discovered' a number of German glass artists I had no idea about, so that is very exciting and interesting.

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Re: Tiny lampwork skiing figure
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2016, 10:07:34 AM »
Yes the museum is in the house / workroom of Heinrich Geissler the old furnace is out the back, did you see all the Neon art in the dark room?

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Re: Tiny lampwork skiing figure
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2016, 10:11:53 AM »
ooh no, I LOVE neon art
Will do some more investigating later.  Thank you so much - fabulous information.
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