“Very good engravers, such as ours, make the image look particularly real and alive by engraving the coloured glass layer at different depths. This creates the wonderful shading in the engraved picture“, explains Max Freiherr von Schnurbein, owner of the Theresienthal crystal glass factory in Zwiesel in the middle of the Bavarian Forest. This is one of the “Kilimanjaro” glasses in the most popular range produced by the factory.
Manual craftsmanship is highly valued at Theresienthal. “Everything is done here, from blowing and grinding to engraving and painting. This is a rarity in today’s glass craft industry”, von Schnurbein says.