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Offline tsallati

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Strombergshyttan sculpture of a fish
« on: August 13, 2005, 07:06:47 PM »
Hi all

I have a Strombergshyttan signed engraving of a fish into a block of glass on the base of which is the code P382 and what looks like the artists name.  Trouble is, I can neither date this piece nor figure out who the artist might be.

The artist looks like "Glaci" or "Glaui"

Is there anyone who might point me in the right direction.

Also, I saw a comment once here that there was a Swedish glass forum out there somewhere - does anyone have the address?

Many thanks as usual for any and all help :-)

Best wishes

Tom

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2005, 07:24:22 PM »
P is not a usual Strömbergshyttan code.
Try the "Konstglas"forum at http://www.antikviteter.net/antikprat/
and make sure you include a picture.
Good luck - and DO let us know what you found out

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005, 07:20:09 AM »
Hello Ivo and thank you for your help

I have taken up your suggestion and hope that I receive a response soon.

I have enclosed pictures for you and others, in case you have any further suggestions.

Best wishes

Tom

http://tinypic.com/afkcwo.jpg
http://tinypic.com/afkfvp.jpg
http://tinypic.com/afkgsl.jpg

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2005, 11:41:34 AM »
There was another Strombergshyttan piece with a P number prefix listed on tradera.spray.se website. The auction is finished so the page has gone but if you go to Google and enter strömbergshyttan +p282 into the search box you should get a result - click the Cached copy of the page link and it will bring up the auction details - it's in Swedish so I can't tell you what it says, except it appears to be something to do with a Viking ship.

Also a similar piece was listed on eBay, again with a P number: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7337576571

Ivo, could the P number prefix be a new category for these sort of paperweights/sculptures do you think?

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2005, 12:06:20 PM »
almost certainly somewhere in the list of Askfat - Blomvase etc, but P is stretching my Swedish.

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2005, 12:36:48 PM »
You have more Swedish than me Ivo!  :lol:  The online translation site didn't know what a paperweight was (!) but offered papper vikt for paper weight.  I'm not sure how accurate it is colloquially - I'll ask my son to ask his Swedish girlfriend later tonight when he gets home.  8)

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2005, 01:08:10 PM »
Gosh!

I'm a bit red faced that I didn't think to chech Ebay USA really, but the shape is absolutely identical, although the number is quite different.

I have learnt, very interestingly, from the Swedish glass message board that the sculpture dates from about 1977, close to when Strombergshyttan closed down (Orrefors bought them out about 30 years ago) and although most of the original people from the factory had left, the design is in their influence so to speak.  Which makes sense really, as the piece is not really Orrefors style.  The carved word on the side still eludes identification though.

You live and learn. :lol:

Best wishes

Tom

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2005, 02:59:04 AM »
My son's Swedish girlfriend confirmed there is no direct translation for paperweight, but she would say papper vikt for this object. HTH :)

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2007, 12:35:42 AM »
The online translation site didn't know what a paperweight was (!) but offered papper vikt for paper weight.  I'm not sure how accurate it is colloquially - I'll ask my son to ask his Swedish girlfriend later tonight when he gets home.  8)


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