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A recent auction purchase that I will most likely sell..... 

Just thought there may be some members who would enjoy seeing these vases....  I find the forms to be quite pleasing.

I am primarily interested in any information that may be available about the forms. I have found some info on the artist as far as some awards and a few designs. There is not much on the internet that is in English...  and I am unfortunately not multi-lingual. My local library does not really have any books that cover him that I could locate... I am interested knowing scarcity of these earlier pieces, if they were part of a series with a name, if they have individual names (it seems several vases I found by the artist do)....  I know they are relatively early but I have been unable to find much specific info regarding the forms. the earliest pieces I could find were dated 1955.  I have found other forms by WJ, but not these... I am also interested in assessments of value if anyone would like to email me directly....They are all signed and are all Willy Johansson.  I am posting the three together as I am not looking for ID, but for artist info and history.... 

The first vase is signed "Hadeland 58 WJ".      about 6 inches tall
The second vase is signed "WJ Hadeland 58".  about 10 inches tall
The third vase is signed "Hadeland 59 WJ".     about 6.5 inches tall

TIA,  Craig

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Re: 3 Vases - Willy Johansson for Hadeland - Looking for History & Info
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 02:08:40 PM »
Graig, persueing hyacinth vases made by Willy Johansson I got a bit of information when I googled Hadeland Willy Johanson. A lot was in English, I don't speak Norwegian either.
Of course trying to find it all back for you didn't work so I better start quoting:

The designer Willy Johansson was born on May 2nd 1921 at Jevnaker, Norway and died at Jevnaker Nov.6th 1993.
1936 Engaged by Hadeland Glassverk, in the glassmaking workshop.
1939-42 The State School of Applied Arts and Crafts, Oslo
1942-45 Engaged by Hadeland Glassverk in the sandblowing section under supervision of sculptor Staale Kyllingstad.
1945-47 Temporarily employed in the engraving workshop at A/S Christiania Glasmagasin while attending nightschool at the State School of Applied Arts and Crafts, Oslo.
1947-88 Full time designer at Hadeland Glassverk
Do you need additional information, please contact me. Torun Sørli

I never went any further then this but may be somehow you can get in contact with this Torun Sørli.
Hope it was any help,

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Re: 3 Vases - Willy Johansson for Hadeland - Looking for History & Info
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 02:25:45 PM »
Thanks for the info... It is more than I was able to find....  Craig
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