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Offline kisslikeether

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Hovmantorp vase information.
« on: March 10, 2008, 10:34:04 AM »
Hi

I recently purchased this vase (sure I have seen one somewhere before but cannot recall) & cannot find any info on the designer.

It is signed H-torp-66 E Söderberg the -piece stands 28cm's tall & is a hefty 3-4Kg the label has gone but the remains of it match the squared off oval shape of the Hovmantop factory. It maybe hard to tell from the photo but the design is a an encased 'net' in grey & black.

Any help with gaining more info on this would be greatly appreciated also any ideas on value would be good! I have the feeling it was a bargain but always nice to have that confirmed.

Many thanks


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Re: Hovmantorp vase information.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 04:39:47 PM »
Added these pics so you can see the wonderful design of this vase.

The signature is just visable if you look very hard  ;)


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Re: Hovmantorp vase information.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 06:43:20 PM »
 >:( This is giving me brain drain - Cannot find anything about Söderberg on the net anywhere HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP


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Re: Hovmantorp vase information.
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 11:09:28 AM »
I have done a quick search through all my books on Swedish glass
and cannot find a reference on either.

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Re: Hovmantorp vase information.
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008, 02:16:37 PM »
 :'(
I wish there was one of these smileys of an exploding head coz that's how I feel LOL


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Re: Hovmantorp vase information.
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008, 10:55:31 PM »
Cant help much except for a smiley!

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Re: Hovmantorp vase information.
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008, 06:09:23 AM »
He he thanks!

Have emailed the Swedish glass museum to see if they can shed any light


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Re: Hovmantorp vase information.
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008, 07:22:00 AM »
Here you go:

http://www.tradera.com/auction/auction.aspx?aid=57793358

Electronic translation, I'm sure someone can improve on this:

Item description
two delicate signed miniatures. The signature is ES=Elsa Söderberg
the height is 26 respective 34 mm.

Facts from “Porslinsmärken” of S.E.Vingedal:
“Elsa Söderberg, Hovmantorp, Småland (1930-78).
Keramiker as undergone Konstfackskolan in Stockholm 1949-53.
She started own workshop in Västerås 1955. The company was called then Torpets Keramik. She produced there mainly clay goods. After a time that designers wide Hovmantorp's glassworks and Gantofta keramikfabrik (JIE) 1960-68, she started 1965 one keramikverkstad in Hovmantorp, where she produced nytto - and prydnadsting in stone goods and väggdekorationer.
She had separate exhibitions in Västerås and Växjö and participated in concentration exhibitions in bl.a. Stockholm, Gothenburg, Denmark and USA.
She received culture grants in Västerås and Hovmantorp. Signed in rule ES and sometimes with the entire name printed out. “


also this piece:
http://www.metropol.se/auctions/bildshow/default.asp?OG={2F1E8611-38DC-11D9-A3ED-00034732C930}&extra={2F1E8611-38DC-11D9-A3ED-00034732C930}




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Re: Hovmantorp vase information.
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008, 09:40:21 AM »
Thank you so much!


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Re: Hovmantorp vase information.
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 05:14:34 AM »
For info.
290225304582 

kisslikeether - Given you're in the UK and this is in the US, I'm guessing this isn't the same piece ?

 

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