A gorgeous art deco style blue art glass dish made by August Walther & Sohn in West Germany, circa 1934-1965. This dish was known as a 'Sigrid' and was used for floral displays using a flower frog. It would look beautiful on a countertop or a table and could be used as a serving dish or fruit bowl or simply as it is...it's just beautifully made.
In excellent condition, no chips or cracks.
Measures 12.5" in diameter and 3" high
The following is excerpted from www.vintagedesign.be
This azure blue footed dish (model nº 43840) is from German glass manufacturers August Walther & Sohn (est. 1865). From 1932 until a fusion in 1937 they traded under the name of Sächsische Glasfabrik August Walther & Söhne A.G. The 'Sigrid' model appeared in the 1935 and 1936 catalogs.
This particular dish served as a table centrepiece and was often sold together with a glass flower arranger and frosted figurine. It was available in a vast array of colours, including this vibrant blue variant 'Azurblau'.
This kind of table decoration became very fashionable during the depression era in the United States and were known as 'Flower Frogs'. Contrary to what one might think, these designs were probably only available to overseas markets after 1946.
After WWII the East German factory was nationalized. Most pre-war designs were produced unaltered by the Musterbach VEB Sachsenglas factory. They continued to re-use the old press glass forms, altered or mended broken ones or made copies. The 'Sigrid' dish appeared on page 40 of their 1953 catalog, page 69 of the 1954 version (model nº 43836) and again in the 1965 version. Most forms out of these catalogs were produced until at least 1965 and were also exported world wide. Most dishes found today are from the post WWII period and are not from the 1930's. Their quality varies, probably due to the different types of (re-issued) moulds used.
Manufacturer Post WWII: Munsterbach VEB Sachsenglas "Ostglas" [1946-1953]