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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2008, 04:51:53 PM »
For those who don't know it, this is the piece Bill and Aine are talking about! ;)
http://www.vad1.com/photo/stock/n40-2.html and this is the man who designed it: http://www.worldartglass.com/index.asp?mc=art2

Just amazing!


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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2008, 07:47:16 PM »
  I read somewhere that when Hald finished the first fireworks bowl he held it up to look at it and caught a light fitting shattering it and it was going to be for the king.OUCH is the polite version.


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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2008, 05:42:36 AM »

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

I don't know that one, is it possible to have a picture? Pleeeaase? :)


  I read somewhere that when Hald finished the first fireworks bowl he held it up to look at it and caught a light fitting shattering it and it was going to be for the king.OUCH is the polite version.
I bet it was!


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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2008, 03:04:37 PM »
Thank you Anne for the photo of the Öhrström art glass.

The folklore at Orrefors says that Simon Gate was holding up the Bacchus bowl and chipped the rim on a light fixture. This is why there are two
versions of the bowl - one with a plain rim and one with scallops on the rim.  I prefer the one with the scallop rim.

A total of 11 bowls were created. At one time; I had ID 10 and where they were located.

I am not aware of a similar story involving Edward Hald and Fireworks.

Bill Geary


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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2008, 05:57:10 PM »
Well Bill it was about thirty years ago that i read about it,my memory is not so good these days so it may have been Gate/Bacchus but it did say it shatered and it also said it was to be presented to the king, that i do remember.Gate and Hald are two of the glass worlds greatest.When i get my new camera i have a couple of pieces i would like your opinion on .Regards. JP.love your book i use it a lot.


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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2008, 09:20:34 PM »
Thanks JP

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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2008, 09:07:45 AM »
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.
Aha! I finally got my act together and bought your book, and there it is, "Broken Bridge". Lovely, especially the fossils.

Your book is very comprehensive and makes me realise how very little I know; there are literally dozens of designs that are new to me ;D ( I thought, wrongly, that I had seen a lot of Swedish glass..)


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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2008, 06:37:39 PM »
Here it is, in daylight.. was in Stockholm yesterday and snapped this.


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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2008, 06:34:40 PM »
I don't have much Scandi glass... but this is my favourite...



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Re: Favorite piece of Scandi glass.
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2008, 08:56:39 AM »
since you talked about Edvin Öhrström, here is a piece thats very rare and 60-70 cm high. Made for Lindshammar. Next to the Bull this is probably one of the larger sculptures he made.(Ofcourse not monumental pieces included).

 

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