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Offline twenty21

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Nils Landberg vase
« on: March 15, 2009, 05:12:40 AM »
I have a cased Nils Landberg vase with his full name etched on the base plus ORREFORS E% PO 299-56.

The bold letters are very faint and I am not 100% sure whether they are correct. There is a viking ship etched on the front of the vase, about 3cm from the base (see picture). Is this etching common on this vase? Was it done at the factory or later? I would appreciate any information you may have.

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Re: Nils Landberg vase
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 07:49:09 AM »
Wow an Expo vase! numbering is correct for 1956...
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Re: Nils Landberg vase
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 05:02:43 PM »

Just so everyone knows, in my opinion, Orrefors did not etch their glass. It was copper wheel engraved.

The work was copper wheel engraved involving an artist who works intaglio.

Sorry, I hate the term etched when it comes to Orrefors. They signed the work with an engraving tool or a tool most often done by an employee of the glasswork.

Ops, they are not acid etching the signatures of Orrefors on the work.

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Re: Nils Landberg vase
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 09:43:06 PM »
Apologies Bill for my mistake, and thank you for the information - will you forgive me?   :cry:

Ivo, can you enlighten me further about the "expo" business? What does the viking ship relate to exactly?

Thanks again...Carlo
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 10:08:24 PM »
special quality for exhibition. If you google you get tons of them, and that should also get you a price idea...
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Re: Nils Landberg vase
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 08:13:57 AM »
Apologies Bill for my mistake, and thank you for the information - will you forgive me?   :cry:

Ivo, can you enlighten me further about the "expo" business? What does the viking ship relate to exactly?

Thanks again...Carlo
I believe the ship to be one of the Swedish cavedrawings. ( Målerås made a series of paperweights depicting various drawings )
Here's a link to a site which tells about the drawings

http://home.online.no/~wen-mja/ontherocks/
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Re: Nils Landberg vase
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 02:33:43 AM »
wow..thanks a40ty and ivo. Much appreciated... :hiclp:
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Re: Nils Landberg vase
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 06:42:06 AM »
Hi:

Interesting. I was going to ask whether you were sure the designer was Landberg and not Palmquist, but the numbers on the bottom are the correct numbers for Landberg.  My question stemmed from the fact that I've a small light blue sommerso vase with the exactly same ship engraved on it, also an Expo piece, marked Orrefors Expo PU 37 -55, designed by Palmquist a year earlier. Was it common for different designers to use exactly the same image? I've attached a picture of my piece. Apologies for the quality but it's a little late here in the far West.

My understanding of Expo is it was "art glass" produced outside the usual factory run. Each designer was given his own number series, which also identified the year. The pieces weren't necessarily shown at an exhibition.

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Re: Nils Landberg vase
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 12:45:46 AM »
Sorry about the photo in the previous post. You have to take my word that there's an engraving there. Here's a slightly better picture which shows the engraving a bit more clearly, and clearly it's the same design as on Carlo's Landberg vase.

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Re: Nils Landberg vase
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 09:46:58 PM »
Hello David

I am not sure I made it clear, but my vase has the full NILS LANDBERG signature on the base as well as ORREFORS EXPO 299-56. And yes, the viking ship is exactly the same ;-)

Carlo
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