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Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed

Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed
Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed
Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed
Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed
Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed
Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed
Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed
Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed
Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed

Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed    Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed

Silver overlay is an electroplated coating of silver on a non-conductive surface such as porcelain or glass. Most techniques used to create silver overlay involve the use of special flux which contains silver and turpentine oil.

This is then painted on the glass ornament as a design. After the painting is complete, the entire ornament is fired under relatively low heat, it is then cleaned after being quenched and cooled, then it is placed in a solution of silver. A low voltage current is run through the solution and the silver binds in the design, creating a permanent fusion of the silver with the glass. The history of who first devised the process is unknown. What is known is that from 1870 onwards, a number of patents were filed for the process. Schwäbisch Gmünd became the center of German silver overlay production. Schwäbisch Gmünd (about 20,000 inhabitants in that time) had a long tradition (since the 16th century) of artists working with gold and silver. A school for applied arts existed there from an early date, which became a school for the precious metal industry in 1907. In the 1920s almost 190 firms were involved in the precious metals industry. The presence of materials, artisans, and component suppliers in one place created an ideal environment for the industry to thrive. Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr opened his business in the 1920s. Design: excellent Art Déco Cobalt blue vase with. Fine silver 1000/1000 overlay by. Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr, Germany ca. A rare collector's piece in mint condition! Dimensions: 110 mm tall, 82.25 mm wide. The item "Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed" is in sale since Sunday, August 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "revtomd2012" and is located in Kingston, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Item Height: 110 mm
  • Item Width: 82.25 mm
  • Pattern: Floral
  • Type: Vase
  • Color: Blue and silver
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Origin: Baden-Württemberg
  • Item Weight: 203.13 gram
  • Brand: Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1930-1939
  • Era: Early 20th Century (1911-1940)
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Production Technique: silver overlay
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Style: Art Deco
  • Material: Glass
  • Theme: Flowers
  • Features: Signed
  • Antique: No
  • Production Style: Art Glass
  • Country/Region of Origin: Germany
  • Type of Glass: silver overlay
  • Subject/Theme: Flower
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original

Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed    Vintage Friedrich Wilhelm Spahr Silver Overlay 1000 Vase on Cobalt Blue, Signed