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European Art Pottery1068 of 2058Bitossi Italy Seta Series VaseDelft House
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    The blue vase with silver decor fascinated me since I was a child.
    When we visited my grandaunt in Pforzheim / southern Germany I always stared to it. She passed the vase on to my parents where it stood for a long time on a cupboard. So almost 35 years passed when I found the green vase on Ebay incidentally. Beside the same form (which I never saw again) also the similarity of decor was stunning. If there wouldn´t have been a rather good description about technique, manufacturer, etc. my fascination and my passion for collecting never would have started.
    Today I am addicted to silver overlay.
    Later I learned about `Friedrich Deusch´that he was the inventor of German silver overlay (end of 19th century). So the blue vase probably is my oldest in my collection, designed by `Friedrich Deusch´(as far as I know today). He had his firm in Schwäbisch Gmünd from 1901.
    The green vase is by `Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr´, who founded his firm in Schwäbisch Gmünd in 1937. It is very supposable that `Spahr´did his apprenticeship in `Deusch´s firm.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Great info and stunning overlay!!! and welcome to collectors weekly!!! :)
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      What a truly beautiful piece of glass. I have not seen overlay like this before.
      Thanks for the background story too!
    3. Silveroverlay Silveroverlay, 5 years ago
      Hi race4four - thanks but the vases are from porcelain.
      There is also silver overlay on glass what I will post in the future.
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Looking forward to seeing the collection!

      Welcome to CW, SILVEROVERLAY !!!!!!
    5. yesterdaysglass yesterdaysglass, 5 years ago
      Whoa, those things are sweet!!!!
    6. cameoboy cameoboy, 1 year ago
      Please, come back. I did!

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