Author Topic: Liquor/decanter bottle - ID = Flindari by Nanny Still for Riihiamaen Lasi  (Read 713 times)

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Offline Otis Orlando

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Not seen a bottle like this before.   The neck appears to have been applied later, that is, during the process stages.  The stopper is original and fits neatly into the neck.  With stopper inserted, the overall height is approx. 31.8cm.  I'm more than certain this bottle was made by the old traditional method.   The bottle has no uniformity to it, mainly around the patterned textured areas, shoulder and the sides that show wave markings, that were probably caused whilst in some sort of wooden cast/mould.   The only bottles I can recall seeing with this type of overlay around the top of the shoulder is codd bottles.   So dating this bottle I would think would be around the 1920's to 40's.   I hope someone can correct me on this and shine some light as to it's origin and more precise period.  :)  The polished pontil is approx. 3cm dia.  Around the pontil area only, is very smooth and uneven, with a lot of indentations and scratch marks.  I think the correct term maybe pitted.    At adjacent sides to the pontil, it is flat, polished and clear signs of ware.  This is the area that meets a flat surface.   I've tried researching this bottle, especially paying attention to the diagonal pattern design.  It is very clear to me that this bottle is very unique and they wouldn't be one the same.   The bottle so much reminds me of the textured pieces G. Baxter would make.    I maybe totally off track with this one being Whitefriars, but unfortunately I have no way of finding out due to limited and in some cases, no accessability on certain sites.   Oh! not forgetting, I placed my fingers in the neck of the bottle, focussing mainly around where the overlay is situated.  There are no signs of uneven surfaces, which now has left me a bit uncertain as to how the bottle was made.
"Queztionz + (Pozitive + Negative Answerz )= Rezultz.  Rezultz can be + or a - and ztill will end up az Rezutlz".  -(Pozitve + or - Jokuz+ Negative Anzwers), can alzo be deemed az a negative or droll rezult to the initiator. ;)    OO


Offline Otis Orlando

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"Queztionz + (Pozitive + Negative Answerz )= Rezultz.  Rezultz can be + or a - and ztill will end up az Rezutlz".  -(Pozitve + or - Jokuz+ Negative Anzwers), can alzo be deemed az a negative or droll rezult to the initiator. ;)    OO


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Nice Scandinavian decanter in half-post technique. I should know the maker - I really should! Holmegaard? Boda? Definitely 1970s.
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I totally agree with Ivo as I don't know either , ;D yes he is right not Whitefriars .


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Flindari, designed by Nanny Still, Riihiamaen Lasi, so from Finland. Lovely.

http://www.designlasi.com/en/content/flindari-carafe-still-nanny-en-0

Neodymium glass?

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Many thanks to you all for the quick response.    I have found an array of info. since your positive I.d John.   This decanter was in production between 1964/68.  The decanter is part of a Flindari Carafe set and Nanny Still won an IDA( International Designer Award) for this range in 1965.  Apparently there are various colours. Bottle green, light green, purple and grey.   The site visited does not mention a clear decanter.   Is this what they mean by grey?  I am not sure if Nanny Still is still ;D currently working for the Riihimaki Glassworks Ltd and I will of course investigate this further.   From the details and the period, I can now see why I first thought it was by G Baxter, as he also made similar type of textured decanters. The only significant difference, was propably the stoppers.    I'm sure also that I have read somewhere, that Scandinavian workers were employed by Whitefriars Glass due to their level of skill in producing high grade quality glass pieces.   I could be totally off track, anyway thank you all ever so much for your contribution. :)
"Queztionz + (Pozitive + Negative Answerz )= Rezultz.  Rezultz can be + or a - and ztill will end up az Rezutlz".  -(Pozitve + or - Jokuz+ Negative Anzwers), can alzo be deemed az a negative or droll rezult to the initiator. ;)    OO


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Nanny Still died in 2009  8)


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Since learning about Nanny Still, I managed to pick up another one of her fabulous decanter pieces today.  It's called a Stella Polaris pattern, made around 1963 - 78. I not sure if it should come with a stopper.  Tbh I prefer it without, as it looks fab on display.   I hope you like this too. :)
"Queztionz + (Pozitive + Negative Answerz )= Rezultz.  Rezultz can be + or a - and ztill will end up az Rezutlz".  -(Pozitve + or - Jokuz+ Negative Anzwers), can alzo be deemed az a negative or droll rezult to the initiator. ;)    OO


 

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