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Author Topic: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.  (Read 6449 times)

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Offline Leni

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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2008, 11:55:41 AM »
Wow!  :o  Stunning pieces!  :clap:  No wonder you couldn't choose one!  ::) 
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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2008, 12:11:01 PM »
Thanks so much! My collection is almost exclusively Scandiavian, have only 6 or 7 pieces that don't come from here  :D
When the batteries are re-charged I could take a couple more pictures, or is that OTT? Please say if it is.. I won't be offended.

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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2008, 12:45:22 PM »
They're fabulous Aine, keep posting, we love to dribble and dream  :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2008, 03:39:56 PM »
Seconded, and shall I order in more tissues? ;)

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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2008, 03:48:41 PM »
 ;)
here's another one.. Indian Head by Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda. With plinth, 33 cm tall. Solid glass, one of my absolute favourites!

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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2008, 01:14:52 PM »
a couple more..
The first is a prototype by Gunnel Sahlin at Kosta Boda. I don't think it was ever put into production, does anyone know if it was?

The second is an Orrefors Expo 1996 by Lena Bergström. (This is the one in Glass Café " Help advice needed!")

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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2008, 04:34:08 PM »
My favourite at the moment - bought last week

38 cm tall - usually in blue - now if I could find one of those also, what a pair !


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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2008, 06:53:56 PM »
In my opinion three of the greatest works of Scandinavian glass are:

Bacchus Bowl by Simon Gate and the engravers at Orrefors Glasbruk. One of eleven was in our possession.

The ten color overlay graal vases of figures by Eva Englund and the masters at Orrefors Glasbruk. We have a mermaid graal work.

And the largest crystal sculpture in the world at Sergels Torg - Stockholm by Edvin Öhrström and the masters at Lindshammar Glasbruk. I wish I owned this sculpture.

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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2008, 01:31:39 PM »
I think that if I had a Bacchus bowl, my heart would rule my head! Ditto an Eva Englund mermaid graal..
Where would you put the Sergels Torg sculpture, Bill?

My two " wish I owned them" would be the Fireworks bowl by Edvard Hald and Vicke Lindstrand's Cathedral vase. Sigh..

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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2008, 03:32:50 PM »
That was a good question about where I would place Öhrströms large sculpture consisting of over 88,000 cast glass pieces. It should stay where it is.

My wife agrees with your pick by Edward Hald on Fireworks but she has a special work called "Broken Bridge" by Hald.

 

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