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Offline WDM

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Bjorn Weckstrom
« on: February 14, 2009, 07:28:49 AM »
 Hello All,

 I'm having some problems finding any info on Bjorn Weckstrom glass. Most links have things made from his design but not from him.

 I bought at a auction a nice vase that says Bjorn Weckstrom  the town and "77".


 I hope that someone can give me a hand.


  Thanks,

  Bill.


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Re: Bjorn Weckstrom
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 01:40:51 PM »
Hi Bill, what town?


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Re: Bjorn Weckstrom
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 02:47:20 PM »
It looks like Nuutajarvi Notsjo.

 I can try to take some pictures of it if this will help.


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Re: Bjorn Weckstrom
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 03:05:21 PM »
Nuutajärvi-Notsjö is the name of a glassworks, in Urjala, Finland. (Info from Ivo Haanstra's Miller's Glass fact file a-z)
Nuutajärvi are part of the Iitala group

Presumably Bjorn Weckstrom would be the designer of your piece.


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Re: Bjorn Weckstrom
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 08:39:33 PM »
As far as I can see, this designer was invited to come with ideas for designs in different materials such as glass, quite a common practice in Scandinavia ( don't know about the rest of Europe). He does not appear to be a glass producer but rather one that has designed something to made in glass. Bill, I'm sure that someone else will come with a better explanation.. with best wishes, a40ty

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Re: Bjorn Weckstrom
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 10:05:38 PM »
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Re: Bjorn Weckstrom
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 05:34:54 AM »
 Thanks to Everyone,

 Your info has helped out.

Is his glass work as collectable as his silver and gold jewelry? I  can find price reference to his jewelry but not the glass.

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Re: Bjorn Weckstrom
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Re: Bjorn Weckstrom
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009, 11:09:13 PM »
Hi Bill,

Great glass - definitely collectable!
As far as I'm aware Nuutajärvi originally invited Weckström to contribute some designs in the mid-1970s. The date I have for the first "foot" vases is 1976. His designs at that period often seem to have a "human" element - lots of feet, arms, legs & various limbs. He also designed at least two standard production ranges for them - those are usually unsigned or just marked with the factory name - and a tableware range called "Himalaya".

I'd love to see a photo of your vase!

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Re: Bjorn Weckstrom
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2009, 12:47:52 AM »
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