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Author Topic: Signed Boda B Vallien and numbered - age?  (Read 3157 times)

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Offline uncommonglass

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Signed Boda B Vallien and numbered - age?
« on: November 14, 2008, 05:40:10 PM »
4.5" tall and 5.5 inches across.  Signed and numbered - what does the number stand for?  Does the piece have a "name"?  When was it made?  And are they still being made?  Thanks in advance for any info!


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Re: Signed Boda B Vallien and numbered - age?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 07:56:58 PM »
They started making these around 1979, I think.
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Re: Signed Boda B Vallien and numbered - age?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 10:32:00 PM »
I believe the range is called rainbow . jp

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Re: Signed Boda B Vallien and numbered - age?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 07:25:37 AM »
The number is a production number, rather than a date code. They had stopped making them by 1994. They were made in a variety of shapes and sizes, at least nine that I know of, including a couple without the lattimo background.  I think yours is a later (around 1988?) model, judging by the production number.

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Re: Signed Boda B Vallien and numbered - age?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 04:18:18 AM »
Apologies! I was wrong in that last post. Trusting one's memory isn't quite as reliable as checking the printed word. The numbers do include a reference to the year in which the piece was first produced. The first number indicates form, with 5 being a bowl. The second two numbers give the year production started, so your piece started production in 1982. I think I also underestimated the  number of forms in the Rainbow range; it could be 20 or more.

Again, sorry for the initial error.

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Re: Signed Boda B Vallien and numbered - age?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 04:02:55 PM »
Many thanks all!  Precisely what I needed to know!

 

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