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August Walther & Sohne AG (or Walther & Sohne for short) was established in 1888 by August Walther. In 1932 the company merged with Saxonian Glass, and was renamed Sachsische Glasfabrik August Walther and Sohne AG. Walther & Sohne are best known for their superb range of Art Deco centrepieces, figurines, bowls and vases, some of which are shown below, which they made during the 1930's and 40's. They also produced a range of Cloud Glass called 'Oralit'. Like many German businesses, the company was nationalised after World War 2, and became VEB Sachsenglas. Many of their art deco designs continued production under this name until the 1960's. The company closed in the early 1990's.

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RARE Walther & Sohne Art Deco Blue Glass 'Schmetterling' Butterfly Vase

An art deco blue German pressed glass "Schmetterling" (Butterfly) vase. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne 1930's Art Deco Green Glass 'Greta' Vase

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Greta" vase. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne 1930's Art Deco Pink Glass 'Windsor' Vase

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Windsor" vase. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Uranium Green Glass Windsor Clock

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Windsor" clock. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Pink Glass 'Nymphen' Trinket Set

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Nymphen" (Nymphs) mermaid and fish trinket set. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Blue Glass 'Nymphen' Candlesticks

A pair of art deco blue German pressed glass "Nymphen" (Nymphs) mermaid and fish candlesticks. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Uranium Green Glass 'Nymphen' Trinket Bowl Large

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Nymphen" (Nymphs) mermaid and fish trinket pot. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Blue Glass 'Nymphen' Ring Holder Dish

An art deco blue German pressed glass "Nymphen" (Nymphs) fish pattern ring holder dish. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Blue Glass 'Sonnenfisch' Candlesticks

A pair of art deco frosted blue German pressed glass candlesticks. Made by Walther & Sohne, from the "Sonnenfisch" pattern range.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Pink Glass 'Nymphen' Mermaid Comport

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Nymphen" (Nymphs) comport centrepiece bowl. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Pink Glass 'Three Graces' Comport

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Drei Grazien" (Three Graces) comport centrepiece bowl. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Blue Glass Three Graces Candlestick

An art deco blue German pressed glass "Drei Grazien" (Three Graces) candlestick / centrepiece base. Can also often be found converted into a lamp. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Amber Glass Lilli/Undine Centerpiece Set

An art deco amber German pressed glass "Lilli / Undine" figurine and "Fisch" bowl set. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Blue Glass 'Lucretia' Nude Lady Centerpiece Bowl Set

An art deco blue German pressed glass "Lucretia" figurine and "Fisch" bowl set. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Pink Glass Arabella Nude Lady Centerpiece Bowl Set

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Arabella" figurine and "Fisch" bowl set. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Uranium Glass Arabella Nude Lady Figurine

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Arabella" figurine. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Uranium Glass Holländerin Lady Figurine

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Holländerin" (Dutch Woman) figurine. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Uranium Glass Peter Pan Centerpiece Figurine

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Flötenspieler" (Flute Player) figurine, also known as "Peter Pan". Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Uranium Green Glass Flower Frog Holder

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass flower frog. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco 1930's Pink Glass Flower Frog Holder

An art deco pink German pressed glass flower frog. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Pink Glass 'Muschel' Centerpiece Bowl

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Muschel" (Shell) centrepiece sculpture bowl. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Uranium Green Glass Viktoria Basket/Bowl

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Viktoria" basket shaped bowl with wicker handle. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Blue Glass 'Primus' Centerpiece Bowl

An art deco blue German pressed glass "Primus" bowl. Made by Walther & Sohne.

1930s Walther & Sohne Art Deco Blue Glass 'Primus' Vase

An art deco blue German pressed glass "Primus" vase. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Uranium Glass 'Gorlitz' Bowl & Frog

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Gorlitz" centrepiece bowl and flower frog. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Uranium Green Glass Vase

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Meisterstück" (Masterpiece) vase. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne 1930's Art Deco Pink Glass 'Luxor' Vase

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Luxor" vase. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Uranium Green Glass 'Athene' Bowl & Plate

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Athene" bowl and plate set. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne 1930's Art Deco Pink Glass 'Greta' Trinket Dish

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Greta" trinket bowl. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Uranium Glass 'Waltraut' Trinket Bowl

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass "Waltraut" trinket pot. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Pink Glass Pelican Figurine

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Pelikan" figurine. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther Art Deco Uranium Glass Pelikan Centerpiece Bowl

An art deco uranium green German pressed glass centrepiece bowl and flower frog for the "Pelikan" figurine. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Oralit Cloud Glass 'Ulm' Bowl

An art deco purple German pressed "Oralit" cloud glass bowl. Made by Walther & Sohne, from the "Ulm" pattern range.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Pink Glass Pierrot & Pierrette Tray

An art deco pink German pressed glass "Pierrot & Pierrette" trinket set tray. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Glass Pierrot & Pierrette Candlesticks

A pair of art deco pink German pressed glass "Pierrot & Pierrette" candlesticks. Made by Walther & Sohne.

Walther & Sohne Art Deco Amber Glass Nude Lady 'Glasgow' Bowl

An art deco amber German pressed glass "Glasgow" centrepiece bowl with semi-nude ladies. Made by Walther & Sohne.


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References

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Websites

www.pressglas-pavillon.de - Pamela Wessendorf's amazing website featuring galleries of her extensive collection of Art Deco pressed glass.
www.glas-musterbuch.de - A fantastic website which makes many product catalogues available, owned by a private collector.