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Author Topic: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase - ID = Glashütte Gistl, W Germany  (Read 1269 times)

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Offline Greg.

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Hi All,

This vase has me a little puzzled! - Has a random strap type design over a clear glass body along with a clear glass foot. The top rim is fire polished and the base has a ground concave pontil mark.  The colour is very much a mix of a green/blue. The vase has some characteristics of Whitefriars, although the shape points me away from WF.

The vase measures 17.5cm tall and is fairly heavy for size at 806 grams. 

Any thoughts much appreciated.

Greg


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Re: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase - Possibly Whitefriars or Other ?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 09:22:27 PM »
Ringing a vague bell Greg, maybe look at German or Austrian makers...

John

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Re: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase - Possibly Whitefriars or Other ?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 02:15:29 PM »
I have one of these, with a WMF label on it's bum.
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Re: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase - Possibly Whitefriars or Other ?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 02:32:37 PM »
Many thanks John and Sue  :)

I've been trawling over WMF and Zwiesel pieces the last couple of days, although hadn't encountered an exact match, both companies certainly did produce quite a few unusual designs once you start digging. As a whole I don't generally encounter much WMF glass on my travels, pleased you were able to solve this one so quickly.

Out of interest, is your example the same colour Sue..? - I presume these date to around the 60s period looking at the design and base wear etc.

Many thanks
Greg
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Re: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase - Possibly Whitefriars or Other ?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 03:38:27 PM »
Same colours, yes, but I need to amend my attribution!  :-[ :-[ :-[
I thought the label said WMF.
It doesn't.
It says Made in Western Germany.
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Re: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase - Possibly Whitefriars or Other ?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 04:04:32 PM »
Hi Sue,

No worries, the country certainly helps narrow things down. Could you post a picture of the 'Made in Western Germany' label when you have a spare moment, It may be possible to match it up to a specific factory, if its not a generically used label.

Many thanks  :)

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Re: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase - Possibly Whitefriars or Other ?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2015, 04:16:03 PM »
I was able to achieve that without even leaving my seat. The vase was beside me, as was the camera. :)

I've just noticed, the green strapping does not go onto the base of yours, it does on mine. Sorry for the grubby state of the thing.  :-[
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Re: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase - Possibly Whitefriars or Other ?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2015, 04:31:46 PM »
Thanks for the label photo and picture of your example Sue, I'm sure this will help progress things.  The fact that the label states Western Germany, may also help narrow down some of the German contenders. Appreciate your help, I'll see what transpires.  :)

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Re: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase. Labelled item seen - Western Germany
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2015, 05:32:48 PM »
Gistl.

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Re: Unusual Random Strap Type Vase. Labelled item seen - Western Germany
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2015, 06:03:41 PM »
Many thanks indeed Ivo  :) - A quick search under Glashütte Gistl brings up numerous other examples. :)

Thanks to all involved for a quick ID.

 

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