Friedrich Spahr silver overlay on Wilhelm Wagenfeld WMF ‘Rauchglas'

Friedrich Spahr silver overlay on Wilhelm Wagenfeld WMF ‘Rauchglas'

Code: OWA2009


Stock Number: – OWA2009

Date: - Circa 1950s

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

Country of Origin: – Germany

Description: – A highly decorative German smoke glass vase decorated in the silver studios of Friedrich Spahr with a stylised fern design in pure silver overlay.

Size & Weight: – The vase is 36cm tall and is stamped Spahr 1000 to the foot rim.

Condition: – The glass vase and silver are in great condition without any chips, cracks, losses repairs of restoration. Obvious light surface scratches due to cleaning the silver over the past 70 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:– The silver is stamped Spahr 1000 to the low aspect of the foot rim. Occassionally we do get pieces of silver overlay glass marked with the glass producers label. Sadly the glass is not marked. However, 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. 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 70 years old and is as described.


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