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Offline David E

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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2008, 04:24:46 PM »
Not sure, but I thought Ivo (or someone: Gareth?) posted on a topic, which gave some of the designers and unravelled the numbering. However, I can't remember which Scandinavian company - might have been Orrefors.

I am aware about the FM Konstglas, Ronneby, marking system that was definitely posted by Ivo and/or Ingela a while back.
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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2008, 06:20:40 PM »
Possibly Bill Geary, David? It rings a vague bell with me too.
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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2008, 05:15:12 PM »
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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2008, 06:54:39 AM »
Ulrika Ruding has a chapter in Kerstin Wickman (editor) Orrefors: A Century of Swedish Glass that has the most comprehensive account of the Orrefors signature system. Both the Leslie Pina books also have brief accounts of each companies signature system.

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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2008, 06:25:30 AM »
The information on numbering can be found in the Swedish glass production catalogues book (Ricke) which is out of print and near impossible to find. I had to abbreviate the information on Strömbergshyttan to fit the book, so I only included the major codes (Blomvase, dish, ashtray etc) and concentrated the item numbers in 10 year groups. That way you'd get at least a time frame when design numbers were issued, and in combination with the information on designers you could get a fairly accurate approximation. But if you want to get to the bottom of the matter, there is no substitute for the production catalogues.
I also reached a point where I had to decide "yes but WHY would anyone want this information"? These are minor production designs, I think "Strömberg 1960s designed by Strand" would be perfectly adequate - the further information that it has made e.g. in the first quarter of 1963 as an olive dish would not greatly enhance the product.


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