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Bimini Glass was founded in Austria in 1923, by Fritz Lampl. The company produced lampwork glass sculptures of figures, animals and vases, as well as sets of drinking glasses with matching decanters. Designs were created by Fritz Lampl himself, and his brother in law Joseph Berger. In the late 1930's, Fritz Lampl was forced to leave Austria due to the rise of Nazism. He fled to London, England, where he set up a new glass company under the name Orplid glass.

Several factories in the town of Lauscha, in the Thueringen region of Germany, are known to have made lampworked glass very similar in style to Bimini. I include both possibilities for many pieces here, as I am not yet sure how to tell the difference, and I've never seen any labelled examples before.

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RARE Bimini Art Deco Glass Austrian Nude Lady Decanter / Bottle

A grey + white glass spirit decanter / bottle with internal nude lady figurine.

Bimini 1930s Austrian Nude Lady / Mermaid Spirit Glass

A grey + white spirit glass with nude mermaid stem, and etched floral design on the cup.

Set of 3 Bimini Glass Nude Lady/Mermaid Spirit Glasses

A set of three pink + white spirit glasses with nude mermaid stems, and etched floral design on the cups.

Pair of Bimini Glass Nude Lady/Mermaid Spirit Glasses

A pair of green + white spirit glasses with nude mermaid stems, and etched floral design on the cups.

Bimini 1930's Art Deco Austrian Nude Lady Spirit Glass

A grey + white spirit glass with nude lady stem.

Bimini 1930's Art Deco Austrian Nude Lady Spirit Glass

A pink + white spirit glass with nude lady stem.

Bimini Blue + White Austrian Nude Lady Spirit Glass

A blue + white spirit glass with nude lady stem, and etched floral design on the cup.

Bimini 1930s Austrian Blue & White Elephant Spirit Glass

A blue + white spirit glass with elephant stem, and etched design on the cup.

Bimini or Lauscha Blue & Grey Lampworked Glass Elephant Vase

A lampworked blue glass vase with applied glass elephant.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow & Grey Lampworked Glass Elephant Vase

A lampworked yellow glass vase with applied glass elephant.

Bimini or Lauscha White & Grey Lampworked Glass Elephant Vase

A lampworked white glass vase with applied glass elephant.

Bimini Blue + White Austrian Nude Lady Spirit Glass

A lampworked orange glass vase with applied glass elephant.

Bimini or Lauscha Orange & Brown Lampworked Glass Deer Vase

A lampworked orange glass vase with applied glass deer.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow & Brown Lampworked Glass Deer Vase

A lampworked yellow glass vase with applied glass deer.

Bimini or Lauscha Multicoloured Lampworked Glass Deer Vase

A lampworked multicoloured glass vase with applied glass deer.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow & Pink Lampworked Glass Dog Vase

A lampworked yellow glass vase with applied glass dog.

Bimini or Lauscha Orange & Grey Lampworked Glass Antelope Vase

A lampworked orange glass vase with applied glass antelope.

Bimini or Lauscha White & Grey Lampworked Glass Antelope Vase

A lampworked white glass vase with applied glass antelope.

Bimini or Lauscha Orange & Grey Lampworked Glass Horse Vase

A lampworked orange glass vase with applied glass horse.

Bimini or Lauscha Orange & Brown Lampworked Glass Horse Vase

A lampworked orange glass vase with applied glass horse.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow & Pink Lampworked Glass Fox Vase

A lampworked yellow glass vase with applied glass fox.

Bimini or Lauscha White & Pink Lampworked Glass Fox Vase

A lampworked white glass vase with applied glass antelope.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow Lampworked Glass Duck Vase

A lampworked yellow glass vase with applied glass duck.

Bimini or Lauscha Orange & White Lampworked Glass Swans Vase

A lampworked orange glass vase with applied glass swans.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow Striped Lampworked Glass Snake Vase

A lampworked yellow striped glass snake vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Red Striped Lampworked Glass Snake Vase

A lampworked red striped glass snake vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Orange Striped Lampworked Glass Snake Vase

A lampworked orange striped glass snake vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Green Striped Lampworked Glass Snake Vase

A lampworked green striped glass snake vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Blue Striped Lampworked Glass Snake Vase

A lampworked blue striped glass snake vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Blue & Yellow Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked blue, white and yellow striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Blue & White Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked blue and white striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked yellow striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked yellow striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Blue & White Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked blue and white striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Multicoloured Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked multicoloured striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked yellow striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Multicoloured Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked multicoloured striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Red Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked red striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Yellow Striped Lampworked Glass Vase

A lampworked yellow striped glass vase.

Bimini or Lauscha Blue & White Lampworked Glass Ship Toothpick Holder

A lampworked blue and white glass ship sculpture, with six tubular holders for what I think are metal toothpicks.

Bimini or Lauscha Red Striped Lampworked Glass 'Pipe' Vase

A lampworked red striped glass knife rest. Made by one of the factories from the town of Lauscha, Germany.

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Bimini or Lauscha Orange Striped Lampworked Glass 'Pipe' Vase

A lampworked orange striped glass knife rest. Made by one of the factories from the town of Lauscha, Germany.

Bimini or Lauscha Green Striped Lampworked Glass 'Pipe' Vase

A lampworked green striped glass knife rest. Made by one of the factories from the town of Lauscha, Germany.

Bimini or Lauscha Blue Striped Lampworked Glass 'Pipe' Vase

A lampworked blue striped glass knife rest. Made by one of the factories from the town of Lauscha, Germany.


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References

For more information on Bimini & Lauscha glass, check out the following resources:

Books


London Lampworkers: Pirelli, Bimini and Komaromy Glass | ISBN 978-1482652659


Bimini Glass and the Politics of Survival | ISBN 978-1090649782

Websites

www.theglassmuseum.com/bimini.htm - Article on Bimini glass.