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Sklounion:
Hi,

Marimekko are well-known for their fabrics. Does anyone know if the company had its own glass-making plant, or was glass made for them, and if so by which company? The piece I have found has in raised lettering to the base "Marimekko".

The second question refers to a pressed glass vase, and raised lettering.

Does anyone know whether the bases of moulds could be changed to give an indication of the intended export market? The example I have is marked to the base "Tchecoslovakie", obviously for the French market. I feel sure I have seen the same pattern in the UK, unmarked to the base.
I have been unable to discover whether the use of raised marks ended before or after WWII.

I have a feeling that the piece is post-war, possibly Sklarny Inwald or Sklo Union.

I know Peter and I have the same pattern of "art deco" vase, which in my case, is acid-etched "importe du Tchecoslovakie", and have seen top marques with raised marks, mainly pre 1939.

This vase does not look pre-war, but might be. I'm thinking now an image might be helpful???

Thanks in advance for any information,

Regards,

Marcus

Frank:
It is normal practise in bottle moulds, at least, to have a customisation panel or panels. Usually for adding names logos on one or more sides of a standard shape. No reason that a similar approach should not be used in glassware too.

Ivo:
What you found are "Kivi" votive candle holders, designed by Heikki Orvola (who is not a woman!) and marketed through Marimekko outlets - which is embossed on the bottom. Manufacturer is Iittala.  Comes in clear, blue, sand blasted, yellow, red, green, light green and light blue. As Iittala puts it: "A simple shape which captures the essence of its design purpose to create a mood of 'oneness' through light. When lit, one can readily see the philosophy reflected; that nothing can overcome this soft glow of flame - one can only work together with it"  unquote
You must be overwhelmed by now....  :P

paradisetrader:
Kivi
these ? http://bonitasnordicimports.com/mcart/index.cgi?&task=show&cat=iittala+Kivi

Tchecoslovakie

--- Quote ---I know Peter and I have the same pattern of "art deco" vase
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Hmmmm I'm wondering which one now ..............


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Um er yeah pleeeeeze before I go even more bonkers !

Sklounion:

--- Quote ---As Iittala puts it: "A simple shape which captures the essence of its design purpose to create a mood of 'oneness' through light. When lit, one can readily see the philosophy reflected; that nothing can overcome this soft glow of flame - one can only work together with it" unquote
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Ivo,
That has to be one of the worst examples of advertising excess around. But it had me smiling.
Regards,
Marcus

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