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Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« on: September 10, 2007, 04:42:59 PM »
Last week was a good week on the trawling Charity Shops for glass.

On Tuesday I found a set of 4 Kosta Boda plates - with a flatfish design. I've not found any info on these as yet - Swedish
On Wednesday I got a nice pair of Iittala vases for £1 each - Finnish
On Thursday I invested anothe Pound in a small bud vase with a red bubble base - complete  with a Holmgaard label on the base - Danish
On Friday I was hoping for something Norwegian or Icelandic to continue the Scandinavian theme, but what I found was this odd shaped vase - I've hunted the net for info but no luck so far - can any one give me a pointer?

Many thanks

Steve


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Re: Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 04:46:55 PM »
Aseda Glasbruk, Sweden.


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Re: Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 04:49:39 PM »
Wow - that was impressively quick - Thank you...

Steve


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Re: Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 04:53:36 PM »
Aseda Glasbruk, Sweden.

Nic, I've seen very similar signed Holmegaard, what are the pointers to the differences at a distance?

apart from the signature  ;D ;D I think all Holmegaard is signed isn't it?


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Re: Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007, 07:13:10 PM »
Aseda Glasbruk, really.
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Re: Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007, 07:36:51 PM »
I wasn't implying it wasn't Ivo!  Honest!   ;D

Just asking if there is anything immediate that you can look at it on a shelf and say, aha Aseda, as against aha Holmegaard! 


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Re: Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2007, 07:45:03 PM »
In 1952 Lutken designed a shape similar to this called "Knoglevase" for Holmegaard. It was in uncased Labrador (a dark smokey blue colour) and had no bubbles in the base. It was never put into full production and the few that very occasionally hit the market were bought at exhibitions.

In 1971 the pattern was reissued in Labrador cased in clear, and in clear glass, in five different sizes (patterns 2471 (largest at 50-75cm) through to 2475 (smallest at 13cm). As far as I know, these were just for an exhibition at Copenhagen's Kunstindustrimuseet (The Danish Museum of Art & Design) where a few of Lutken's 1950s designs were adapted and revised (including the beak vase). Both of the above should be signed with Holmegaard, the Lutken monogram, and the pattern number.

During the early 1970s the pattern was rejigged exclusively for tourists visiting the factory shop - but these were massive beasties, and had swirls of colour in the base, rather than the Aseda bubbles. I don't think these were signed.

Here's one that had just been made in 1973: Holmegaard Factory Tour


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Re: Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2007, 08:44:39 PM »
Steve, you see these vases on eBay a lot called 'dogbone' vases and wrongly attributed to Whitefriars.


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Re: Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2007, 08:47:37 PM »
Would that be a !!!!!!!!!!!!RARE!!!!!!!!!!!!WHITEFRIARS????Dogbone vase?

Actually I'm kind of happy its Aseda - as I have nothing else from that factory.


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Re: Help to identify a Red/Clear odd shaped vase...
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2007, 08:53:41 PM »
 ;) LOL them's the ones Steve.

 



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