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Author Topic: Riihimaki - did they make tumblers/drinks glasses - ID=Alsterfors  (Read 1148 times)

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Offline sueglass

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Hi All, did Riihimaki ever make small glasses, curious as I have 3 small (too small to be vases) glasses. The glass is good quality. The height is 4.5 inches and at a guess (can't find my scales) would estimate them at about 350-400 grams in weight. Again sorry about the poor picture, Sue

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Re: Riihimaki.....did they make tumblers/drinks glasses
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 05:38:57 AM »
I could offhand think of 2 dozen glassworks who could have done this, but Riihimäki is not top of the list. These could have been made in Sweden, Germany, Italy or Belgium - perhaps even in the UK.

Offline Pinkspoons

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Re: Riihimaki.....did they make tumblers/drinks glasses
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 06:48:31 AM »
Alsterfors springs to mind.... but I might be wrong.

They still could be vases - there's no such thing as a vessel too small or too impractically-shaped to be a vase when it comes to the wonderful world of glass.  ;D

Offline robert1960

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Re: Riihimaki.....did they make tumblers/drinks glasses
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 02:15:01 PM »
Yes, they're Alsterfors, and are vases
They come in two sizes and 3 colours, Red (which are by far the most common) Amethyst and Amber.

Riihimaki did make drinking glasses too btw, just not these   ;)

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Re: Riihimaki.....did they make tumblers/drinks glasses
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2008, 10:32:16 PM »
Thanks you guys, Alsterfors never entered my head, I immediately thought Riihimaki because of the shape.

 

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