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Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Höglund ?
« on: August 18, 2009, 01:38:30 PM »
An unusually-shaped decanter with random bubbles and some carbonised black inclusions (predominantly visible in the hollow stopper). The bubbles in the bulbous neck are extended and the slightly uneven rim shows a few light tooling marks.

355mm tall, 90mm diameter. Finished with a polished pontil and a well-polished stopper.

I know a few of the Swedish glassworks produced this type of glass (amongst others - both old and brand new), but my research has taken me nowhere thus far.

I missed out on a set of seemingly matching glasses:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330350405830&ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT

Does either design ring any bells?



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Re: Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Swedish?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 01:39:09 PM »
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Re: Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Swedish?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 01:45:27 PM »
I don't have any idea who it is by, but I really like it...  a shame on the glasses...  gives you something to look for.....   :thup:

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Re: Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Swedish?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 04:59:00 PM »
Nice decanter, wonderful stopper, shape reminded me of Kaj Franck.

The underbidder on those glasses needs more roughage in his/her diet. ;D

Apologies if that was you Nic, we have all done it at sometime......


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Re: Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Swedish?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 05:05:46 PM »
Yup - I was the underbidder on the glasses!

Unfortunately I'd had a few big purchases that sucked up most of my spare pennies - so consequently my highest bit was a bit of a low-ball.  ::) But, as Craig says, it gives me something to look out for!

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Re: Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Swedish?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 05:27:02 PM »
Yikes!  The decanter and matching glasses were on my watch list - I'd fully intended to bid but, as usual, got caught up doing something else and missed them (thankfully, otherwise we'd all have been bidding against each other).

Initially I was thinking the glasses had a very Boda/Hoglund look to them but after much searching about I failed to find any designs of his the same shape.  So basically I don't know - but I did have a good search about for info when I first saw the eBay listings.

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Re: Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Swedish?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 05:43:53 PM »
*phew*

Someone said the 'H' word before me! I also thought Höglund when I first saw them but, likewise, couldn't find anything particularly similar after a good couple of hours searching my books, here, and whatever Google coughed up.

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Re: Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Swedish?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2009, 05:50:40 PM »
colour, bubbles, bottom finish and shape all seem to cry out Högund - so I would not be bothered by absence of sigs or book attributions before concluding that this is most likely a Höglund piece. 
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Re: Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Swedish?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009, 07:04:56 PM »
Thanks, Ivo!  :)

Could someone boot this thread over to Scandinavian and give the title a tweaking? Hopefully it'll catch the eye of someone with knowledge of a signed or labeled example just to cement the Höglund attribution.

Much appreciated.

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Re: Tall bubbly Yellow/Amber Decanter, Possibly Höglund ?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 08:06:18 AM »
I sent the photos to a friend in sunny California who collects Swedish glass - he said he's not seen the exact same decanter before, but that he does have both very similar examples with different forms and the same drinking glasses, all with signatures and/or original Boda labels still attached.

He said that the designs dated to c.1957-1960. Would this be about right?

Really wish I'd pushed the boat out on the glasses now. But... win some / lose some.

 

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