My guy brought this bowl home from the local flea market. It has a striking appearance – nice rich colour, great weight with solid feet.
I had no idea as to its provenance since I’d never seen anything like it. luckily the Elegant and Everyday Glass Forum came through with the correct ID. A reference was made to the Presglass-Pavillion site and there it was!
According to the 20th Century Glass online encyclopedia:
“Walther Glas was founded in 1865 in Saxony, Germany. In 1950 the company was expropriated. Production began again in Siebenstern, Germany, in 1951. Walther Glas still produces glassware today, under the management of Volker Walther.”
Here is a sketch of this pattern. Don’t know if this is a catalog, or some sort of registration. Looks like this piece was designed or produced in 1937. So…European Depression Glass.
This pattern came in a large number of pieces, and in a range of different colours. I saw photos of pieces called “cloud glass”. Lots of swirly decorations.