Walther-glas is one of the largest international glass manufacturers and is based in Germany.
History & Description
The company was founded by August Walther in 1865 and was originally called Walther und Sohne. In 1932, the company merged with Saxonian Glass Company and was known as Saschsische Glasfabrik August Walther und Sohne AG. Originally based in Ottendorf-Okrilla, north Germany, in 1933, production moved to Schwepnitz, east Germany.
During the 1930s, the company was one of the premier producers of high quality pressed glass items and they manufactured a range of products in the Art Deco style, including vases, bowls and figurines. Walther-glas also made table sets, lamps and glass pendules.
Today, Walther-glas operates in Bad Driburg, central Germany, and is one of the largest and oldest producers of glass items in the world.
Guide for collectors
Despite the company’s age and importance, there is not a huge demand for vintage Walther-glas dishes. At present, there are very few instances of Walther-glas dishes being sold through national auction houses and it seems as if eBay is the best place for collectors to purchase these products.
Due to the undoubtedly high quality of Walther-glas products, many vintage dishes are still bought with a view to use, rather than solely decorative items.
Notable auction sales
On April 15th 2012, a Walther-glas bird and cherry glass dish was sold on eBay for £15.
On March 10th 2012, a Walther-glas frosted glass dish with pink flowers was sold on eBay for C$19.99 ($20.22).
On April 22nd 2012, a Walther-glas frosted satin glass oval vanity dish was sold on eBay for £7.14.
On July 18th 2006 at Auctions Neapolitan in Naples, Florida, an eight piece set of Walther-glas crystal dishes realised a price of $10.
On April 4th 2012, a pair of Walther-glas frosted satin glass vanity dishes was sold on eBay for £6.49.
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