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'Trafalgar' Sachsenglas vase (rosaline)

Rosaline coloured vase 'Trafalgar' is from German glass manufacturers August Walther & Sohn (est. 1865). From 1932 until a fusion in 1937 they traded under the name of Sächsische Glasfabrik August Walther & Söhne A.G. The 'Trafalgar' model appeared in catalogs from 1934 onwards.

From 1934 onwards a dedicated move toward more Art Déco forms can be seen in the designs of the Walther glass factory. Contrary to what one might think, these designs were probably only available to overseas markets after 1946.

After WWII the East German factory was nationalized. Most pre-war designs were produced unaltered by the Musterbach VEB Sachsenglas factory. They continued to re-use the old press glass forms, altered or mended broken ones or made copies. The 'Trafalgar' vase appeared in catalogs as far as the 1950's and 60's. Most forms out of these catalogs were produced until at least 1965 and were also exported world wide. Most vases found today are from the post WWII period and are not from the 1930's. Their quality varies, probably due to the different types of (re-issued) moulds used.


Manufacturer: Munsterbach VEB Sachsenglas "Ostglas" [1946-1953]


Period/Date: 1934-1965


Dimensions: Hight 20cm


Markings: none


Condition: Excellent condition.


Reference: G40


20,00 €