The letters (AN) that appear in the name of this Bowl Set indicates that it has been named by me and stands for 'Authors Name'
Seen in amber, green, blue, pink in a frosted finish and opalescent as pictured.
(AN) indicates that the set has been named by me and stands for 'Authors Name'
This bowl set is thought to have been made by Schweig Muller & Company a German Company in the 1930's.
The maker and Country of Origin is yet to be confirmed
A makers catalogue is needed for proof to confirm who actually made it.
I feel there is more going on with the design of this bowl set than what meets the eye.
The patination which surrounds the figurines suggests to me snow and ice.
The idea of an ice cave sprang to mind which prompted me to carry out an internet search to see if there were any such natural permanent ice formations in Europe particularly in Germany.
One ice cave system came to my attention and influenced the name that I chose to call this bowl set.
It is an ice cave system that is located South of Salzburg in Austria called Eisriesenwelt which in German means World of Ice Giants.
The first official discovery of Eisriesenwelt was by Anton Posselt a natural scientist from Salzburg, in 1879.
Local people had always known about this ice cave and believed it to be the entrance to hell and would not enter it.
In the center of the system is an ice formation named the Posselt Tower and further in there is a Great Ice Embankment which rises to 25 meters.
I can only speculate that it was the designers intention when designing this bowl set to commemorate the discovery of this cave system.
Further information about the Eisriesenwelt cave system go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisriesenwelt
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