No-one likes general adverts, and ours hadn't been updated for ages, so we're having a clear-out and a change round to make the new ones useful to you. These new adverts bring in a small amount to help pay for the board and keep it free for you to use, so please do use them whenever you can, Let our links help you find great books on glass or a new piece for your collection. Thank you for supporting the Board.

Author Topic: Willy Johansson Penguin  (Read 2370 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Margi

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 714
Willy Johansson Penguin
« on: October 04, 2009, 03:05:01 PM »
Hello I have a heavy clear penguin with a signature which reads Hadeland W.J  I think I have found the signature as Willy Johansson.  I have looked at other Hadeland figurines but their base signature reads just that purely "Hadeland" so now I am confused have I got it right this time. 
The penguin is about 16.5cm tall and the base at the widest points is 6.5cm

Offline obscurities

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1765
  • Gender: Male
    • Las Vegas NV U.S.A.
    • Kralik-Glass.com
Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 12:38:39 AM »
Would it be possible to get a clearer image of the signature and the initials?  Craig
I have been told that glass is my mistress......

Offline Margi

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 714
Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 02:07:42 PM »
Hopefully these are better pics thank you for looking

Offline Margi

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 714
Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 02:41:23 PM »
My daughter is now telling me it is WF not WJ

Offline obscurities

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1765
  • Gender: Male
    • Las Vegas NV U.S.A.
    • Kralik-Glass.com
Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 03:54:45 PM »
I would agree, the initals are not WJ, but WF.  I do not know who those initials belong to...... 

Craig
I have been told that glass is my mistress......

Offline Margi

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 714
Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 07:55:27 PM »
Thanks Craig I have searched as much as I can I think on the internet for WF but nothing  :cry:  It is now living back in the cabinet.

Offline langhaugh

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2016
  • Gender: Male
    • My albums
Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 01:45:01 AM »
Just came across this while looking for something else. It looks like WJ to me, especially since Hadeland never had a WF designer.

David
My glass collection is at https://picasaweb.google.com/lasilove

Offline mbmb

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 49
Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 07:43:13 AM »
This is indeed Willy Johansson's signature, well known to all Norwegian collectors.

mbmb

Offline Margi

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 714
Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 09:11:10 AM »
Thanks to all it has been sat in my animal cupboard for some time now.  It is looking for a new home if anyone is interested.
Margi

 

Look for glass on
 ebay.co.uk 
Look for glass on
 eBay.com (US)

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum


This Website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand