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Offline Chris Harrison

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Viking figurine, ID - Magnor (called 'Magnus')
« on: March 31, 2008, 03:13:23 PM »
Here's another glass Viking.  It's 10cm tall.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-9757

Doesn't match the Pukeberg, Lindshammar or Skruf figures that feature in previous listings.
Any ideas??

It was bought in Switzerland, but could easily be Scandi.

Thanks,
Chris


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Re: Viking figurine
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 05:24:02 PM »
Ivo can confirm for sure, but I think there were four different Pukeberg Viking figures. It does look a little like a Pookie...
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Re: Viking figurine
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 05:37:07 PM »
as this one is cast rather than pressed I would not think of Pukeberg - more the style of Reijmyre or Nybro. But I've not seen this trolley dolley before, it really could be anything.
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Re: Viking figurine
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 10:42:32 PM »
Trolley dolly??
As I recall, that's the less-than-politically correct label they gave the judies that worked as conductors on the old London Transport trolley buses!  Have heard it more recently as a term of abuse for airline cabin crew, however...

There's a Swiss company that specialises in cast glass - Hergiswil Glas from near Luzern
http://www.glasi.ch/

They make some nice stuff, but I can't imagine them churning out Vikings...


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Re: Viking figurine
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 06:06:35 AM »
sorry for the confusion i meant troll doll of course.

I estimate the chance that Hergiswill made viking figurines 0,0001 %.
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Re: Viking figurine
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 09:11:20 AM »
Ah, of course!

My inability to imagine Swiss Vikings equates to around 0.0001% probability, too (English understatement).

Thanks for the input, lads.

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Re: Viking figurine
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 05:42:17 PM »
His name is Magnus from Norway via Cornwall, made by Magnor. I have one with a label  ;D

 

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