"Authentic" "Genuine" Antique c1900 Raspiller French Cameo Signed Hand Blown Cameo Art Glass Art Nouveau Era Vase. The rim has a very very small flake mentioned for accuracy but is in EXCELLENT CONDITION! MEASURES: 5 3/4" just under 6" x 2 1/2.
There were several owners, before, presumably in the early twenties, a member of the Raspiller family bought the glassworks. The Raspillers were a family of glassblowers who came originally from Tyrol/Austria.
In the 1780's a Raspiller became co-owner of a small glass factory in Soldatenthal in Lorraine/France. Lambert and Wadgassen as well. InÂ the 80 years in which the Raspillers owned Fenne glassworks it expanded considerably and and there were display rooms as far away as Leipzic and Berlin.
The production of bottles of all kinds was an important part of their business as well as raw glass for Dreibrunnen glassworks, which turned it into watch glasses and other technical glass-products. The production of pressed glass may have started in the 1870's. Economic and financial difficulties around the turn of the century almost brought the closing down of the factory. However, new investors were found: the owners of the glassworks in Dreibrunnen Fr. Troisfontaines, Leo Hirsh and Leo Hammel.They took over in 1903, and in 1909 they merged their two establishments to "United Glassworks of Fenne and Dreibrunnen, Hirsh & Hammel". They did so successfully it seems with modern equipment and new buildings. In 1934 Fenne separated from Dreibrunnen and became Saarglas-A. At the beginning of WW II, machinery and workers were evacuated and production was never taken up again.
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