The Makers catalogue is needed for proof to confirm who actually made it, may be one day one will surface.
Seen in crystal, amber, green, blue, pink and opalescent as pictured.
These bowl sets are extremely rare.
Other collectors have suggested to me that the figurines are those of miners or trolls.
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 centre 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 this cave system.
Further information about the Eisriesenwelt cave system go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisriesenwelt
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