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Author Topic: Aloys F. Gangkofner 1950s free-blown pieces  (Read 810 times)

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Aloys F. Gangkofner 1950s free-blown pieces
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:39:48 AM »
Very nice (and quite scarce) additions to my German glass collection:

two jugs by Aloys F. Gangkofner, made during the 1950s at the Lamberts glassworks in Waldsassen.
The purple one with applied white band stands 23 cm tall, the grey and blue one 38 cm.
The latter has two indentations to opposite sides, an uncommon feature. There are two pieces like this in the Gangkofner book...

The smaller one was bought online, and only a few days after I had purchased it, I checked the location of the seller -- it was less than 2 km away from Waldsassen.
I found the tall one a few weeks later in an antiques shop in Germany.

>> Here is some fine info about Gangkofner's freelance work (excerpts from the Gangkofner book).
And the lovely guys from http://gangkofner.net/ (who have a great collection of these pieces) helped me confirming my attribution.

Fascintating pieces, quite different to anything else I have; sort of studio glass from the pre-studio-glass era...

Thanks,
Michael

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Re: Aloys F. Gangkofner 1950s free-blown pieces
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2014, 02:15:33 PM »
Wonderful finds, Michael, you must be very proud.  :)
These pieces have such an elegant and non-chalant charme...
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Re: Aloys F. Gangkofner 1950s free-blown pieces
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014, 04:08:12 PM »
Thanks, Dirk!
Yes, exciting finds (especially as I own the Gangkofner book only since June).
I stumbled upon the first one by accident, so it was quite a surprise when the second one came my way a few weeks later...

I like their slightly crude, handmade "Waldglas" charme -- with a 1950s-modern twist ;)

Michael

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Re: Aloys F. Gangkofner 1950s free-blown pieces
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2014, 07:07:06 PM »
IŽd love to stumble, too, slightly crude even and with a twist if it made me find pieces alike...  ;)
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Re: Aloys F. Gangkofner 1950s free-blown pieces
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2014, 10:21:48 AM »
Seems to be the best method ;D

When I first saw these pieces in the book I was convinced they were impossible to find -- nice surprise that I was wrong...

Michael

 

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