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Offline David555

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Is this Holmegaard?
« on: September 15, 2005, 01:45:58 AM »
This 10" bottle neck vase in smokey grey/brown is 1970s I am sure - is it Holmegaard? If not who is it by - any help appreciated

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/smoked%20bottle%20copy.jpg

The piece came boxed with a lot of other Holmegaard, the colour seems to stand up well but I am unsure about the form, which is why I am posting in case anyone has a bit with a label

I agree it could be another factory, I have seen similar Kosta and Orrefors

However, I have a strong feeling of the gulvase period non cased glass from this - different shape I know, but I compare to my smoke /grey gulvase and the glass and colour match up well , the base is also similar

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Offline Ivo

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2005, 07:11:59 AM »
There are umpteen Swedish companies it could be, plus half a dozen Germans, two Norwegians and one Dutch company!
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Offline David555

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2005, 07:41:06 PM »
Ivo

Carl Erickson (Erickson Glass) did a very similar 'smoke range' for the factory he founded in Bremen, OH, USA (c1943)

I have only collected a few pictures of the 'Holiday line' he did with help of designers such as Irwin Kalla - the range seems to include a lot of bottle shaped non cased vases very similar to this - as far as I know they did not always sign





I think this design is very Blenko - of course he worked there passing on his Swedish influence for 9 years before going on to found Erickson

I have started to find a lot of USA glass in the UK of recent times - I think the old alliance allowed for mass importing during the 50s and 60s

Of course it all looks so European (LOL in a way it was) we are all confused about it :?  :?

Well all but at http://sherril2.user.msu.edu/blenko/default.htm - some site which shows lots of Blenko, Rainbow, Bischoff, Gibson, Viking and on and on

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2005, 07:30:28 PM »
Obituary: Erwin Kalla / Shadyside sculptor, product designer
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05209/544738.stm
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2005, 11:47:17 PM »
Never mind -

Nice touch Peter

I notice in the obituary it mentions that Raymor again

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Some of Mr. Kalla's work -- Raymor Holiday Glass he designed for The Erickson Glass Company in the 1950s -- most recently was exhibited Jan. 28-April 17 as part of the "Bringing Modernism Home" exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio


That keeps coming up a lot - was it not you that told me my yellow bowl was made in Florence and imported by Raymor - or something like that :?  :wink:

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