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Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« on: September 14, 2009, 10:48:02 AM »
Having spent a fair while hitting the books, browsing the board and turning over Google's offerings I can't find any exact matches to my vase - but stylistically Bratt seems the best contender for designer. Am I way off the mark?

Apologies for the dreadful photograph - my camera seems to have a special dislike for ruby-coloured glass without a proper lighting set-up.


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Re: Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 01:45:14 PM »
Oops, forgot to add a close-up of the label, if that helps for dating purposes. I've not managed to find another like this online, nor in any of my books.


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Re: Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 08:43:02 AM »
Your vase looks good enough to eat, yummy.


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Re: Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 10:28:01 AM »
It is rather fruity, isn't it?  ;D


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Re: Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 10:13:06 PM »
I have just today bought an identical piece , with label still attached... and can confirm that it is by Monica Bratt. My label is slightly different to yours and actually has her name on it. :thup:


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Re: Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 11:27:15 PM »
Most excellent. Thank you very much.

Now the task of putting a date to the design!

I did, though, get around to photographing the vase properly, better-illustrating the deep ruby red colour...


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Re: Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 06:10:03 AM »
Now the task of putting a date to the design!

Seeing she worked at Reijmyre from '37 to '58 this is quite a narrow slot, especially if you know the red glass craze was essentially from the fifties - the other participants being WMF and Whitefriar's.  Some Bratt pieces have square gold foil labels with her name on it - these may have been issued after her untimely death. The oval one on yours I would suspect are from the time she was artistic director.
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Re: Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 11:08:11 PM »
Date ..... red glass is made using gold. I know that Whitefriars glass was not produced in red during the period 1939-45 because of WW2 and the obvious restriction in the use of all metals including gold.
I would guess then that this vase is post war bringing it into a 13 year slot of 1945-1958.
Given the very funky design I would again make a guess of it being a 1950's piece rather than a late 40's piece.

Guess work only though  ::)


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Re: Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2009, 06:12:44 AM »
Date ..... red glass is made using gold.

Sorry this is a misconception. Modern red glass uses Selenium. Ruby flash uses copper. Cranberry and ruby red used gold.
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Re: Monica Bratt for Reijmyre?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 11:54:35 AM »
Sorry just what I had read in published literature with regards to various Whitefriars lines not being introuced in Ruby until after 1945.

 



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