An early Friedrich Spahr silver overlay vase marked MSG1000

An early Friedrich Spahr silver overlay vase marked MSG1000

Code: OWA1421

£255.00 Approx $317.56, €297.55

Stock Number: – OWA1421

Date: - Circa 1930

Materials: –  Pale amber glass (possibly WMF) & Pure Silver Overlay from the Schwåbisch Gmünd silver studios of Friedrich Spahr

Country of Origin: – Germany

Description: – A rare and early vase decorated in the silver studios of Friedrich Spahr with stylised flowers in silver overlay upon a thick and heavy amber glass body. The silver knop of the vase close to the base is stamped MSG 1000 10 (M)Manufaktur (S)Schwäbisch (G)Gmünd. This early and rare mark was used prior to  the impressed Spahr mark.

Size & Weight: – The vase is heavy for its 16cm height & 8.75cm across the rim. The weight is 475g

Condition: – The glass vase and silver are in great condition without any chips, cracks, losses repairs of restoration. Obvious light surface scratches due to love, care and attention of this vase over the past 90 years. 

Photography: The glass vase and silver are in excellent condition the slight colour discolouration and light spots seen on the body of the vase are  made in the photography and does not represent any changes to the body colour in reality. 

History & Marks: As already indicated the silver is stamped MSG 1000 to the low aspect of the knop close to the base.  Historically we do know that Friedrich Spahr, Friedrich Deusch and Manfred Veyhl (all producers of silver overlay products), did buy most of their porcelain and glass in the blank state. In this case A large amount of glassware came from WMF  in Geislingen which is not far from the Schwäbisch Gmünd studios of Friedrich Spahr. Equally an amount of glass to be overlaid also came from Jean Beck a famous glass designer in Munich. For a more detailed look at the history of silver overlay follow the link highlighted below.

Declaration: This vase approximately 90 years old and is as described.


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