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Details about  Walther & Sohne Art Deco pair 'Nymphen' mermaid candlesticks frosted blue glass

Walther & Sohne Art Deco pair 'Nymphen' mermaid candlesticks frosted blue glass See original listing
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09 Feb, 2014 21:44:50 GMT
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Item specifics

Seller notes: GOOD ( see listing for details)
Type of Glass:

Pressed Glass

Country of Origin:


Glassware Era:

Art Deco (1910-1939)


'Nymphen' mermaids

Object Type:

Pair of Candlesticks

Other detail:

Blue frosted glass


Walther and Sohne


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Date: Catalogued in 1934
  • Walther & Sohne occupied the high-end of the pressed-glass market in the first half of the 20th Century. 
  • This pair of candlesticks are well-known and sought after.
  • 'Stunning' is a rather overused word on Ebay, but in the right light espcially we think these are truly stunning and we have tried to illustrate this with our images.
  • The candlesticks feature mermaids although the shape is known in German as 'Nymphen' (nymph in English) 
  • The candlesticks were created in a number of colours including uranium green.Interestingly we found a pair for sale on Ebay in uarmium green with an asking price of £120! 
  • Our mermaids have been fashioned in a delicate frosted blue.
  • Background notes: August Walther & Sohne AG was established in 1888 by August Walther and in 1932 the company merged with Saxonian Glass, and was renamed Sachsische Glasfabrik August Walther and Sohne AG. 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.

Measurements (approx)

  • Each stands 8.5in/21.5cm tall
  • Each has a base diameter of 4in/10cm.
  • These are solid well made figurines and the total weight is 1100gms.


  • As the photographs show, both candlesticks remain in remarkably good condition after 80 or so years and you have to search for any imperfections of age. 
  • In the interests of accuracy, we notice that the edge of one of the actual candle holders has a very smooth indent, which we only noticed under very close inspection. It may be an original production issue or a chip which has been restored by being ground out?  During a finger test we also noticed a little roughness on a couple of the ridged edges on the bases which tends to be par for the course with pressed glass of this age.  
  • Neither issue was substantial enough for it to be captured by our camera.


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