Friedrich Spahr (unmarked) blue glass silver overlay specimen vase

Friedrich Spahr (unmarked) blue glass silver overlay specimen vase

Code: OWA1572

£195.00 Approx $242.84, €227.54

Stock Number: – OWA1572

Date: - Circa 1950s

Materials: –  German / Bavarian Glass , the silver unmarked but known design produced in Schwäbisch Gmünd silver by Friedrich Spahr.

Country of Origin: – Germany

Description: – A very fine deep blue-glass specimen vase exquisitely decorated with stylised flowers & buds in pure silver overlay. Whilst the silver is unmarked it is known to have been designed and used by Spahr. 

Size & Weight: – The vase is 25.5cm tall and 5.75cm across the top rim.

Condition: – The glass vase and silver are in good condition without any chips, cracks, losses repairs of restoration. Obvious light surface scratches due to professional buffing / cleaning the silver. This was not done by John Newton Antiques but previous owners in Austria. 

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 unsigned / unmarked. Occassionally we do get pieces of silver overlay glass marked with the glass producers label. Sadly this vase probably had this label but over time it has been lost. I suspect because the vase has been professionally buffed then any marks have been removed in the process. This does not in anyway detract from the quality and workmanship in this piece of Silver overlay glass.

However, historically we also 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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