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Offline Leni

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Walther Muschel Question
« on: October 01, 2006, 09:31:02 AM »
I wonder if any of our pressed glass experts (Pamela?) can help me with this.  One often sees the Walther Muschel soap dish on ebay; the one with the mermaid with upraised arms and the soap dish sticking out in front of her.  Pamela actually has one on her website with the shell balanced on the base, as it was meant to be, but usually they seem to have lost their shells.  

I have a green (uranium glass) shell, which looks to be very similar glass (colour and fluorescence) to my Nymphen pieces, and I am wondering if it might be a Muschel shell.  However, I can't see from the Muschel pictures whether it is the right size and shape.  Can anyone tell me what the dimensions of the Muschel shell should be?
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2006, 10:12:23 AM »
Hi Leni  :)
I've got the green and recently also a shiny pink one - going to measure them this afternoon and returning back to you later.

http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/tafelaufsaetze/03130.html

it is quite large, isn't it  8)
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2006, 11:40:34 AM »
Well, my shell isn't all that big, so I wonder if it's not the same one.  Perhaps if I posted a pic someone would instantly say, "Oh no, that's not Walther, it's a ....."  :roll: :oops:
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2006, 08:18:24 PM »
Muschel shell measures 22 cms long and 22,5 broad aproximately
it sits in the figurine in about these measures:
7 cm long and 7.5 width
difficult to explain Leni, as the shell is more than three levelled, if you know what I mean please
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2006, 08:34:38 PM »
Leni PLEASE post a picture of yours!
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 11:11:45 AM »
Gosh, mine is nowhere near big enough to be the Muschel shell, Pamela!   :shock:  Mine's tiddly little 12cm x 9cm  :(

Here's a couple of pics:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/normal_shell_dish.jpg
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/normal_shell_dish_side.jpg

I've never seen the real Muschel, only pictures.  You don't realise the size of it in a picture!  How big is the piece, overall?  It must be really big!    :o
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006, 11:39:50 AM »
Leni yours looks remarkably like a Davidson shell, apart from its colour. See here http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6710.0.html

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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2006, 12:13:11 PM »
Thanks, Christine  :D  Looks like mine's a 'Davidsons No 1' then   :wink:  :roll:

How did I miss that thread?  Must have been when I wasn't well and had a few days off the board  :(
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2006, 06:31:43 PM »
I'm not sure because as far as I know Davidson uranium glass is not green. It's like primrose pearline without the pearline bit

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2006, 07:39:32 PM »
pity, I always forgot to have the shell pictured upside in order to make it obvious what I mean if I say it is three-levelled really. This will take a few days more  :roll:
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