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Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
« on: July 07, 2009, 11:11:00 AM »
Found these tho tiny ashtrays last Sunday and was quite content to recognise Höglund - until I looked it up. All the Höglund ones I could find were round. Then my COH (clever other half) recognised the design: the town arms from Scheveningen and Voorburg, which together with The Hague form the Haaglanden.

Scheveningen - the fishing port of The Hague - has three herrings in its coat of arms, while Roman city Voorburg has a picture of the Roman castellum. The Hague itself (a stork on one leg) is missing - and there may have been a fourth, the lesser known Voorschoten.

Question is, were these commissioned from Boda, or from Holmegaard? Or should I be looking for Leerdam, who I dare say :-X quite mastered the art of inspired design?
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Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 04:34:42 PM »
When Hoglund started at Boda they didnt manage to sell anything for a while. Then a  order camer from Holland(if I dont remember wrong). The order were for the small bowls or ashstrays similiar to yours. Nevertheless I dont think EH designed these.


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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 05:39:09 PM »
Fabulous information, thank you so much. So they may be as old as I am LOL
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Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 09:46:30 PM »
This style of ashtray was also made and sold at Plus Glasshytte in Norway in the 60-80ies- very popular.
 
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Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 07:54:58 AM »
You don't give sizes in your post, but this looks ostensibly similar:

http://glashistoriskselskab.dk.server871186721.internet-server.dk/index.php?option=com_ponygallery&Itemid=65&func=detail&id=3016

These designs may also hold some significance in Denmark - certainly three identical herrings make up the town of Rønne's coat of arms, famously used as a logo by Bornholm ceramics factory Michael Andersen.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/R%C3%B8nnes_v%C3%A5ben.png)

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Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 08:39:37 AM »
Thanks good sluithing and yes - very close to mine. Mine are quite a bit smaller, 6x6 not 9,5x9,5. Also the three herrings in combination with the Roman castellum suggest they were made for our local market. I guess we'll never know if they were made in Sweden, Denmark or Norway -  or locally.
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Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 12:50:34 PM »
Fish version also made in two sizes, these two 6 x 6cm and 8.5 x 9cm.

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Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 12:54:45 PM »
Just had another look at Ivo's original photo and noticed some small differences in the shape of the fins, maybe these blue ones are later.

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2009, 01:33:45 PM »
curio update. Officially the Scheveningen ones are crowned and swim right to left - the ones you caught swim left to right.  One more vote for Norwegian came in...
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