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Author Topic: From Germany to South Africa  (Read 1445 times)

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Offline CaroB

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From Germany to South Africa
« on: January 27, 2023, 11:43:35 AM »
I'm fairly new to collecting glass but have been a lover of second hand and charity shops forever.
I found this great condition undamaged teapot in a second hand shop here in South Africa recently and immediately felt it had some age and maybe some value. I believe it's German and it came from the home of an elderly German Gent who had recently passed away.
 I was lucky enough to pay R50 (2 and a half quid) for it.
The lid and 'sieve' seem moulded but the body looks blown.
I'm originally from Stourbridge, West Midlands and did work experience at a glass works about 100 years ago so I can see it's quality.
Any information about it would be much appreciated :)

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Re: From Germany to South Africa
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2023, 12:26:48 PM »
Hi and welcome. Looks like a good find, here is a similar one in the British Museum. Designed by Heinrich Löffelhart for Schott and Genossen, 1955-1960:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/H_2014-8024-118-a-c

Yours looks like the earlier design from 1930-1934 by Wilhelm Wagenfeld that the later British Museum one was based on, same factory:

https://collections.artsmia.org/art/98543/plate-from-a-tea-service-wilhelm-wagenfeld
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