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Posted 5 years ago


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I happened to be online when CW member bazelmania -- posted a couple of pieces of glassware that he wanted to give away as they were not of his style at present -- my immediate response was "uhhhhhhhhh -- i'm here -- love it here is my email address"

Walther is one of my favorites -- this little guy just showed up in the mail just now -- so just had to share -- the following is information on the company along with a couple of websites to access for additional pics and information:


Walther glass has always been a family concern, started in 1865 Ottendorf-Okrilla (Saxony) by August Walther. The company was initially called Walther and Sohne. In 1932 however Walther merged with Saxonian Glass company and became “Saxonian Glass Factory August Walther & sons AG”, or “Saschsische Glasfabrik August Walther and Sohne AG”. In 1933 production moved to Schwepnitz.

From roughly 1930-1940 they were one of the best known producers of stylish pressed glass items. Their main focus was the production of bowls, vases and figurines in art deco style. But they also made glass pendules, lamps and table sets.

After world war II the company was nationalized and became VEB Sachsenglas. They continued producing pressed glass items, still including the famous art deco designs in their portfolio. In 1972 a new fully automated factory was built, in which current production is still taking place. In 2006 the company acquired Glasax (Schwepnitz). In 2007 they also took over Inn Crystal (Austria).

Today Walther glass operates internationally as one of the larger producers of glass items and goblets. It operates under the supervision of Volker Walther, the 6th generation of the Walther family. The company employees around 650 people and has 3 factories.

jan's ( collectorsweekly member -- bazelmania) other three pieces of glassware just arrived -- so thought i would share


  1. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks sean -- yes jan has very good taste -- just as you do
  2. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    ahhhhhhhhhh -- that was so sweet sean -- thanks -- you made my day
  3. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks for the love mustang
  4. inky inky, 5 years ago
    Beauuutiful colour and very charming... adore it!!!!!.... :-)
  5. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks inky -- he is a little cutie!!!!
  6. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 5 years ago
    OMG lucky lucky lucky!
  7. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks jay, slave to glass, amberrose, ho2cultcha for the loves
  8. Bazelmania Bazelmania, 5 years ago
    It's in a good home now !!
  9. Justanovice Justanovice, 5 years ago
    Love it very much!
  10. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    yes it does jan -- it will always remind me of you and how lucky i was to be on line at that exact moment -- have a great week
  11. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks justanovice for the loves
  12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    This is WAY COOL, great piece
  13. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks kerry -- i think he is pretty neat also -- can't wait for the other shipment -- will post when i receive it -- have a great week
  14. toracat toracat, 5 years ago
    It is really beautiful, the girl by the rabbit looks like a downs syndrome girl, probably only I would say this, but her look and almond eyes, really special, maybe the artist had a sister or I do not know, maybe I am wrong. Autumn I really like it. I lived in Fredericksburg Texas for 1 1/2 years and was in charge of the group homes in the hill country. take care Don
  15. lundy lundy, 5 years ago
    hi thanks for the info ,i looked at hundreds ,i cant find one like thanks ,tea coffee urn
  16. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    i don't know don -- she may have been -- never have read anything on walther's family or number of children he had etc -- 11 1/2 years working with special needs children makes you a very special person don -- hope you have a great day and thanks for the loves
  17. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    i know lundy -- i looked also -- tried to search the ebay archives for it and could not find it -- but if i do i will certainly keep you in mind
  18. lundy lundy, 5 years ago
    ok thank you so much again ,have a great week
  19. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    thanks for all the loves guys -- jan's other three pieces just arrived so thought i would update the posting
  20. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 5 years ago
    Wow Gorgeous and very generous...nice epson !!!!!!!

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