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Offline Anne E.B.

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Miniature traditional houses from Norway
« on: June 23, 2008, 01:26:21 PM »
I'm told that these were brought back from Norway quite some time ago, so are most likely traditional Norwegian houses, and made for the tourist trade?  They range in size from 2½" to 3" in size and have a yellowish tinge.  No markings.  Hadeland is the only Norwegian glass company that I know of, but there must be many more. :huh:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-10263
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-10264
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-10265


They're really sweet :)
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Re: Miniature traditional houses from Norway
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 01:29:40 PM »
They're dead cute, and I would think that Hadeland was the maker - the other glass makers in Norway (Plus and Magnor) are less likely to be in the small crystals business. But Alexander may know more about this...

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Re: Miniature traditional houses from Norway
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 01:31:47 PM »
WOW - you're quick Ivo! :clap:  Many thanks.
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Re: Miniature traditional houses from Norway
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 03:15:28 PM »
I haven't seen these before but tourist type glass objects have been made by them all.

The yellowish tinge might point away from Hadeland.
Most of the small objects such as these that I've seen haven't been signed.

I'd actually lean towards Danish or Swedish. The first house has a thatched roof,
that is not a a roof your will see in Norway, maybe in south Sweden but much more likely in Denmark and elsewhere.
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Re: Miniature traditional houses from Norway
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 03:55:15 PM »
while we're at it - here are some Hadeland beasties:
- the polar bears
- the troll
- the weasel
- the robins

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Re: Miniature traditional houses from Norway
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 05:47:21 PM »
Thank you for your comments Alexander.

I'd forgotten I'd got these.  Can I add them to thes Glass list of "beasties" Ivo?


Hadeland inuit or eskimo   


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Re: Miniature traditional houses from Norway
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 06:29:57 PM »
Can I add them to thes Glass list of "beasties" Ivo?

Of course no problem.

and an unidentified eskimo:

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Re: Miniature traditional houses from Norway
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 08:35:56 PM »
I'd actually lean towards Danish or Swedish. The first house has a thatched roof,
that is not a a roof your will see in Norway, maybe in south Sweden but much more likely in Denmark and elsewhere.

I've not seen any miniature houses from any of the major Danish glassworks. The closest, that I've seen, are novelty house-shaped bird-feeders, produced by Fyens and Kastrup during the first quarter of the last century - but still quite different in design.

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