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Offline Sue C

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Orrefors of GA ?
« on: September 21, 2007, 10:32:11 AM »
Hi all, found this little bowl marked on the base, of GA 385/7  is it Orrefors? and if so who by?.
Thank's very much for any information.

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Re: Orrefors of GA ?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 10:45:40 AM »
Hi Sue,
According to Ivo's little book, GA = Gustav Abels. at Orrefors 1915-1959.
I can't find much information (in English) about him.  ::)
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Re: Orrefors of GA ?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 11:01:22 AM »
Cheer's Della, it's a lovely little thing, unfortunatly it has a chip but i dont care because i like it  ;D.

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Re: Orrefors of GA ?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007, 06:52:49 PM »
Hi:

Your piece was designed in 1933 by Simon Gate and was part of a production series of twenty four different designs in the style.

The G = Simon Gate the A equals polished design.

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Re: Orrefors of GA ?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007, 06:58:13 PM »
Hi Bill,

How can one differentiate between the GA of Abels and the GA of Gate - Polished design?
Is it all down to knowing their individual styles?
I actully find it quite confusing :huh:
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Re: Orrefors of GA ?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2007, 07:38:08 PM »
I think i read some years back Abel was a cutter or engraver i will try to find the article.

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Re: Orrefors of GA ?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007, 01:25:48 PM »
Hi:

Hopefully, I can clear up the confusion.

The signature used at the factory had Orrefors (Designers name or assigned initial  ie. Gate G or Hald H), initial for the type of production and on the engraved pieces the initials of the engraver, or the initals of the master glass blower, a number and sometimes the date.

After the early 1920's, I think they dropped including the glass master and engravers intials on the work. Gustaf Abels was a copper wheel engraver with fantastic talents
producing the Bacchus Bowl and many important pieces for the 1925 Paris Exposition.

I have not seen any work where he was designated as a designer.

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Re: Orrefors of GA ?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2007, 01:41:42 PM »

Thank you, Bill  :D
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