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Author Topic: Bertil Vallien "Chalice"  (Read 1263 times)

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Offline carolglass

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Bertil Vallien "Chalice"
« on: June 22, 2009, 12:52:33 AM »
 Greeting from chilly New Zealand- recently acquired this lovely chunky(10cm X 10cm)  glass bowl-chalice-impressive drinking vessel (ha ha) Bertil Vallien, Boda Afors- these marks I understand but there are various other marks on the base that I know nothing about- would any message boarders care to fill me in?? regards Carol
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Re: Bertil Vallien "Chalice"
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 06:39:06 AM »
It seems to say "Boda-Afors 170:180 m/m B. Vallien" and then a symbol I can not place.  Boda-Afors is of course the Afors factory which was incorporated in the Boda works. The number is a patters number. The date I would think is early seventies. Maybe some one will be able to pinpoint the year?

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Re: Bertil Vallien "Chalice"
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 05:19:16 AM »
The symbol at the end is a scarab  ( I think! Bill Geary would know  :) )which Vallien used at one stage, 60's/70's. I don't know when he stopped using it.

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Re: Bertil Vallien "Chalice"
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 05:31:41 AM »
I'm sorry to say but its NOT a scarabe. Its simply a happy man. I asked BV some months ago. I also thought it was a scarabe but he just laughed at me.....   :rn:

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Re: Bertil Vallien "Chalice"
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 01:48:57 PM »
I'm sorry to say but its NOT a scarabe. Its simply a happy man. I asked BV some months ago. I also thought it was a scarabe but he just laughed at me.....   :rn:
Hej Daniel!
Well, I'll be darned.. you learn something new every day   ;)
All those books ( including biographies ) say it is a scarab   ;D
Thanks for the info!

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Re: Bertil Vallien "Chalice"
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 09:26:15 PM »
Many many thanks to the message board contributers for the ,always fascinating, information you all have access to. I realise my book shelf is sadly lacking, perhaps I should concentrate on informative books not glass "sobs" regards Carol
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Re: Bertil Vallien "Chalice"
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 08:20:07 PM »
Hi Carol!
That is what is so great about collecting and finding something new.. there is always something to learn and even the books can be wrong. ;D
Congratulaions on your chalice, by the way!

 

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