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Author Topic: 1980s Bertil Vallien "Optic" Bowl (or not?)  (Read 1355 times)

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Offline horochar

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1980s Bertil Vallien "Optic" Bowl (or not?)
« on: June 14, 2008, 03:11:06 PM »
I always thought this bowl was 1940s Tiffin "Optic" until much to my surprise I found it pictured in a catalogue/book titled "Swedish Glass Awarded Design" from 1984.  The picture and description match perfectly, but my piece is unsigned.  Kosta Boda are always so good about signing their work; my guess is that this bowl (winner in category "utility and ornamental glassware") may have had a long lost sticker.  Can anyone help me to positively identify, and to tell me the name of the piece or series from which it came?

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Re: 1980s Bertil Vallien "Optic" Bowl (or not?)
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 11:58:36 PM »
It looks like Impressions by Bengt Edenfalk, which had bowls 4", 5", and 6" in height. I can't be sure from the photograph, but I'm assuming from your use of the word "optic" that your bowl has something like little concave depressions, which is a feature of Impressions. If not, sorry!

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Offline Daniel S

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Re: 1980s Bertil Vallien "Optic" Bowl (or not?)
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2008, 06:44:16 AM »
can you post a larger picture


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