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Offline rocco

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Björkshult bowl, Hans-Christian Wagner
« on: April 20, 2013, 05:27:26 PM »
For reference:
nice bowl with bubbles and blue powdery inclusions, 20 cm diameter, designed by Hans-Christian Wagner for Björkshult.
I would think from the 1960s or early 1970s?

I am glad it is labeled, as the snapped off pontil is not a feature I would usually associate with Scandinavian glass...

Michael


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Re: Björkshult bowl, Hans-Christian Wagner
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 10:02:27 AM »
Please put the label into the

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/  label section so all can see it.

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Re: Björkshult bowl, Hans-Christian Wagner
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 10:04:46 AM »
and here is its mate.
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Re: Björkshult bowl, Hans-Christian Wagner
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 11:31:45 PM »
Is the pontil mark a nice round circle but slightly rough circle smoothish in the middle?
thanks
m
btw - love both pieces :)  I'm just curious about a pale blue bowl I queried many moons ago and I think Ivo mentioned Bjorkshult then.


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Re: Björkshult bowl, Hans-Christian Wagner
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 04:59:20 AM »
Yes snapped off but only slightly rough around a central smooth area - the result of very careful work I guess.
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Re: Björkshult bowl, Hans-Christian Wagner
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 08:40:54 AM »
Thanks Ivo, I was just wondering if it is also the result of the type of pontil rod used?

I have two unidentified pieces, that both have that pontil mark.  One is my dotted ribbed trailed cinderella skirt decanter, the other is the one with the pinched ribs.  I think the decanter dates to a lot earlier than the 60's/70s - it's possible the pinched ribs one might also be a lot earlier, or it could be an early studio piece from the 60s/70s. 
Perhaps they both originated in Scandinavia (Sue had suggested that as a possible for the pinched ribs originally.  And I'd been wondering about the decanter.
Food for thought :)
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Re: Björkshult bowl, Hans-Christian Wagner
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 04:10:05 PM »
Sorry for the delayed answer.
I rechecken mine, and I have nothing to add to Ivo's description...

Michael


 

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