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Offline wesley

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Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« on: January 30, 2008, 06:17:47 PM »
I am quite new to vintage Scandinavian glass and I am finding it fascinating.

I am though, having trouble trying to find a reference book or site to identify and explain the signatures letters and initial it. I am thinking along the lines of something similar to a silver hallmark book for Scandinavian glass. Is there such a thing out there, or am I going to have to write one over the next couple of years?

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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 06:32:59 PM »
Our very own Ivo's book is a good starting place for some of them. See here


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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 06:55:58 PM »
Ah yes, I have this one and it is very useful. I was thinking more about the ins and outs of the signatures. Is there a logical way to unpick them.

This example has the name Stromberg and a number B936/c1049 (i think!) another name and then another number. How do I break it down? Is there a sequence and significance to the numbering?


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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2008, 07:33:20 PM »
B means vase, 936 seems to have been made between 1954 and 1962 (can't pin it closer from Ivo's book);  the later name - can you make out what it says... I think I can see R  TRAND but if you can pick out the rest it would be useful. :)


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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 08:30:16 PM »

Rune Strand worked for Stromberg in the 1960's.

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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008, 09:27:14 PM »
Thank you Anne & Lustrousstone, I see it in the book now.

I would still like to see a photo archive of the signature intials in catalogued in one place for Scandinavian glass (maybe not as complicated as the silversmiths site I use. (http://www.silvercollection.it/Englishsilvermarks1.html) . Or maybe we could do this on glassmessages a bit like the labels archive there is on glassmessages?

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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2008, 11:29:48 PM »
Wes, we are slowly building up a collection of labels and marks on GlassGallery, the image hosting server for the GMB. If you'd like to add yours to the collection please do, we'd appreciate that. http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/index.php?cat=6

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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008, 01:10:08 AM »
This particular piece probably has the longest signature you will find, lol. It includes the manufacturer-Stromberg B 936. and it also includes the maker of the vase- A. (Asta) Stromberg and the engraver Rune Strand.

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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008, 02:26:46 PM »
Hartmann's Glasmarken Lexikon is the most complete book 1600-1945 and his website expands this to 2005 http://www.glasmarken-lexikon.de/reg.php

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Re: Signatures and engraved Scandinavian glass
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008, 01:27:12 AM »
My site catalogues Kastrup and Holmegaard markings - these two companies account for the majority of Danish signed factory glass.

http://www.holmegaardresource.com/labels.html

 

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