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Hi - was helping out with an estate and found this nifty vase - didn't have much time but got off a quick shot - clear, about 8 inches tall, with etched lines that remind me of a globe, and a few small squares etched in also. There is a signature, but I couldn't really make it out - looked kinda like

Gruet gordon go 1042 afoe

written in script on bottom. I am guessing Scandinavian because there was a fair amount of Scandinavian glass, enamel and other bric a brac, and most of the stuff in the home dates from the 50s-60s. Also, here's an external link to a slightly bigger picture

http://gallery.me.com/surfink69#100010&bgcolor=black&view=grid

Thanks for any help!

On a different note, I was wondering what the etiquette was for posting help on glass identification. I have been collecting for about 15 years, and go to at least 2 or 3 estate/tag/garage sales a week, so I have a few mystery pices of glass that have so far avoided classification. is it OK to post a bunch under one topic, or each individually? Again, thanks for any help!

Pete



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Re: I.D HELP - Scandinavian Vase - Clear with etched lines - signed
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 05:16:14 PM »
Hello Pete, if you ask about one item per post then the threads stay nice and simple for us slower folk.

A guess as to your signature would be Ernest Gordon who designed wonderful glass for the glass makers Afors.

Near the top of the screen is a search box, if you enter his name there you will then see a list of threads on this forum with more (hopefully) relevant info.

Nice looking vase you have there.

John.


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Re: I.D HELP - Scandinavian Vase - Clear with etched lines - signed
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 05:23:41 PM »
If Gareth sees this he can confirm if it is Ernst Gordon or not.

Maybe an administrator can add Afors and/or Gordon to the heading????

Craig
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Re: Scandinavian Vase - Clear with etched lines - signed Ernst? Afors?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 06:58:21 PM »
I seem to remember from another thread on the message board that Ernest Gordon (who was English I think) worked in Sweden for many years and that the Swedish spelling of his name would have been Ernst. So it is probably a good idea to search for info using both spellings.

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Re: Scandinavian Vase - Clear with etched lines - signed Ernst? Afors?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 07:49:59 PM »
Pete,

Yep, I'd go for Ernest Gordon - signature probably reads "Ernest Gordon GS 1042 Afors". [The 1### numbers are GS, and tend to either be engraved lines or cut glass].

I've not seen this one before, but typical of his stuff, a lot of his bits weren't done in big runs - nice piece, good find.

Gareth

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Re: Scandinavian Vase - Clear with etched lines - signed Ernst? Afors?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 02:39:47 PM »
Thanks John, Gareth and Craig! I really appreciate it!

Pete


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Re: Scandinavian Vase - Clear with etched lines - signed Ernst? Afors?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2009, 02:50:50 PM »
I must correct myself... Although he was English, and from what I learned from Gareth, he was the only
Englishman in the Swedish glass industry during that period, his name is always spelled Ernest, not Ernst as I spelled it previously. I knew that, just did not pay attention to my typing. 

I don't want Gareth to think I was not paying attention!!!   ::)

Craig
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Re: Scandinavian Vase - Clear with etched lines - signed Ernst? Afors?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 06:14:53 PM »
Here's another in the same design - GS 1041

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390080109898

There's be another one in the series, he liked sets of three.

Craig - don't worry about the spelling, I'm sure I've seen bits signed Ernst, I understand in Sweden it's a much more common spelling than Ernest.

Gareth


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I said they travel in threes - here's the other one - the largest is 10" tall, GS 1043

Gareth


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I love this design......

Craig
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