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Offline twenty21

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BODA bottle - any additional info?
« on: December 01, 2008, 12:52:53 AM »
Hell everyone

I am posting a couple of pictures of a small yellow (uranium glass) BODA bottle with a "bubble" motif on its shoulders in the hope of getting some more information about it such as designer, production date, etc. Any additional information would be very appreciated.

Thanks! Carlo
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Re: BODA bottle - any additional info?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 03:44:21 AM »
Just to suggest a place to start, I'd put forward Erik Hoglund in the 60's. I haven't seen a Hoglund piece like this, but, of the people who worked for Boda at the time, this decanter/bottle seems closer to Hoglund's work.  However, I'd expect something to be scratched on the bottom, an "H" and some numbers, for example. What's on the label and what's does the quality of the glass look like (bubbles and striations, for example)?

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Re: BODA bottle - any additional info?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 09:53:35 AM »
Hi, it's designed by Bertil Vallien, for Boda-Afors circa late '60s


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Re: BODA bottle - any additional info?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 09:26:02 PM »
Thanks heaps for your quick feedback. I was sure I had seen this bottle featured in one of my reference books but could not find it again...Martyn K, have you seen this illustrated anywhere? Just to reply to your questions, David. The label reads BODA. The quality of the glass is quite high, I could find only a tiny tiny bubble near the base. There are no signatures or inscriptions anywhere. The base has a polished pontil. :thup:
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Re: BODA bottle - any additional info?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 10:00:35 PM »
The Vallien attribution makes much more sense than my Hoglund. I've certainly seen Vallien pieces without any designer's name on them. What drew me to Hoglund was the stopper, as I have seen a Hoglund decanter with the same stopper, but the stoppers are pretty standard. The earliest catalogue I have from Kosta Boda is 1986 and it's not in that.

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Re: BODA bottle - any additional info?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 10:05:24 PM »
Here's ours....just a label to the base.....there is another similar on ebay I think.


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Re: BODA bottle - any additional info?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 10:09:41 PM »
Hello again David

Following the Bertil Vallien lead I have done a few searches and I have found that a vase version of this vase is currently produced by Kosta Boda and Bertil Vallien is the attributed original designer...see link for new items for the BUBBLES VASE

http://www.exava.com/shop?q=bubble+glass+vase&pid=650234567&bskuid=529070484

Thanks heaps!!  :hiclp:



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Re: BODA bottle - any additional info?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 02:00:00 AM »
Interesting! I had checked the 1986, 1992, 2000, and 2002 catalogues and it wasn't in it. And there it is on Kosta Boda's current web sit. That's a huge gap between its original introduction and its current incarnation. I wonder if the stopper on your piece was part of the original design.

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Re: BODA bottle - any additional info?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 07:36:42 AM »
Is it my imagination or does Carlo's have a clear bit in its neck and Martyn's doesn't?


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Re: BODA bottle - any additional info?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 07:55:09 AM »
Definitely not your imagination, as healthy as I hope it is. They are different.  Interesting, too, that the version in the current catalogue is different again. See http://www.kostaboda.us/bodybubbles/bbnevadamix.htm. So there are at least three quite distinct variations over thirty plus years. Yet I haven't seen any of these around. Or is this just another of my blind spots?

I must admit that I'm some times a little puzzled by Vallien's popularity. Is it primarily a question of affordability? I suppose I'm looking more to be educated than to start a debate.

David
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