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Offline Coupsdestylo

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some items from Jostra catalogue
« on: January 08, 2017, 03:58:58 PM »
for research use

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Re: some items
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 05:37:57 PM »
Thank you, but from which catalogue please

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Re: some items
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 06:04:06 PM »
Jostra catalog, over 500 items. Vases, bowls, decanters, glasses, sets, lampwork figurines, aquarium supplies and more with glass and decorative variations to order, came across it whilst researching cocktail sticks, not quite sure what to do with it.  ???

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Re: some items
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 05:11:10 AM »
We love catalogues! :) 

Pamela Wessendorf is collecting catalogues and making them available as scanned images on her www.glas-musterbuch.de website. Perhaps you may be willing to loan it to her to add to her site?

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Re: some items
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 06:37:02 PM »
From what I have seen in other threads, and a bit of googling, I am unsure whether Jostra were (are?) importers of products from various countries / makers or a maker outsourcing work to various companies.

Confirmation would be appreciated. :)
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Re: some items
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 10:30:33 PM »
Jostra were makers pre and post war, it's the firm of Joseph Traut It had different names later on.The glasswork was all made inhouse (if you include pieceworkers in the town) with local glass. No importing, lots of exporting. He was a Master glassblower like most of his brothers, one of whom went on to start a global glass company a world leader today. A good place to start is Heinrich Geissler a very important historical glassblower.

This is corroborated with, catalogs, adverts, order cards.
Finding out someone I would need to speak to was quite poorly.
Jumping on a plane hiring a 4x4, collecting a stranger I met online.
Interviews with workers and the children of workers.
Visiting the archives in local museums.
Reading newspaper reports of their work.
Reading academic articles about the family.
Actually banging on doors.

I'm not sure if confirmation from me is what you want, I think you want to know what's right but with my handful of posts what I say bears little weight and would be difficult for you to confirm without the background information, which would also be uncorroborated if it came from me.
My research is on Glass Cocktail Umbrellas, that's what I love and why I ended up extensively researching Jostra.
My research background, I trained as a scientist, Studied history so understand the basics primary secondary evidence etc, and spent a number of years working as a global corporate structure investigator specialising in x-border companies.
My research background in glass is zero.
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Re: some items
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 01:36:25 AM »
Kev, I think if you search in German and translate any articles you may come up with more information on the work made by Joseph Traut.

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Re: some items
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 01:44:21 AM »
I don't know whether it's wise to add this information to this thread, because I'm not sure how it all pieces together but ...
to add to Coupsdestylo's lovely information I found an article that also mentions:
Glashütte Brehmenstall
as well as another maker who is referred to in an article as a glassblower and linked to Jostra called:
Otto Hähnlein

That led me onto this article which appears to have a list of glasshouses which appear to be linked somehow.  The article gives some history on each of them:
https://www.ddr-duftmuseum-1949-1989.de/ddr-glash%C3%BCtten-in-th%C3%BCringen/

If I get time tomorrow I'll click on the above link again and list all the makers the mention so they are on the GMB

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Re: some items
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 09:48:36 AM »
flying free is finding some good stuff :-)
I think the main link you are seeing is VEB. I believe it means it was state owned concern appropriated at some point after WW2, which is good for dating. Before the war each was a private company.
For something easily confirmable, with a tangible link to today, Josephs brother started Heim Pharma.
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Re: some items
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 12:41:21 PM »
Coupsdestylo, yes I think that is how I recall it - a group of Glashutte previously independent and then brought together under the umbrella (no pun intended  ;D ) VEB group.  I have an engraved overlay bell from one of that VEB group of makers I think.


Another article on Joseph Traut if you scroll down on this link to the brightly coloured umbrella perfumes:
(I've just translated that section using google)
http://www.glasbewahrer.de/?cat=7

'The glassy perfume and eucalyptus oil lactons of the Thuringian glass blower Joseph Traut (* 1905- † 1988) were a different kind of prevention. The figurative forms of the vessels, which ranged from small insects, mischievous devils to decorative (rain) umbrellas. Otto Hähnlein (* 1903- † 1991) made the copies shown here in homework for the Jostra® artificial glass blasting factory founded in 1927 by Joseph Traut in Neuhaus am Rennweg. If the glass used in front of the lamp was purchased from the nearby Glashütte Brehmenstall in Ernstthal, the wife of Joseph Traut distilled the fragrances perfumed by hand. Pleasant odors of daffodil, jasmine and lilac often penetrated from the domestic kitchen, but the customary recipes never left the room. The flowery fragrances of the time may well have gone out of fashion, so did the artistic execution and the well-known names of Narcissus, Jasmin and Lilas on the gold-colored paper labels for the necessary sales. Whether as a Kurgast from the nearby air cure Lauscha or the buyer in the USA, with such a pocket bottle from Thuringia, woman let color and cheerful through the April run ...'

It does refer to Joseph Traut as  glass blower.  It also refers to glass purchased from Glashutte Brehmenstall - whether that is where he bought his lampwork raw(?) glass from, or whether that means he purchased the made items from there I don't know.
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