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Purple Jug & Glasses Set w/ Triangular Label: Riihimäki?
« on: October 30, 2005, 05:43:59 PM »
I purchased a gorgeous deep purple jug and 6 matching glasses today with no markings - just bought, really, to satiate my glass jug obsession - and because it's a very pretty set. When I got them home, however, I found the glue traces of a label shaped like a triangle with rounded corners on the jug and some of the glasses, around 1.5cm length on each side - was just wondering if the design of the set and the style of label rang any bells with anyone?

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2005, 06:19:27 PM »
I'm thinking maybe G Hardy, who I think imported Aseda - you'll have to check that.  I'll see if I can get a pic of the sticker somewhere...

Edit:  Pic of sticker:   http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7345553969&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2005, 06:46:41 PM »
I tried photographing the residue as best I could, but it didn't show very well, so I outlined the shape in black. Unfortunately it doesn't look like a G. Hardy one.

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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2005, 11:20:41 PM »
Finally got around to taking a properly lit photograph!

Does it help and poke anyone in the memory department?  :lol:

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Purple Jug & Glasses Set w/ Triangular Label: Riihimäki?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2005, 09:29:36 AM »
Pinkspoons,
A very nice set. At one stage Riihimäki had a clear triangular label, with curved corners. The text read Riihimäki / Suomi / Finland. Unfortunately, I don't have one I can photograph. Maybe someone else will, and could measure it for you.

The shape of the glasses looks kind of a possibility too. OK that's just speculation - and I'm probably hideously wrong.  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

The only other triangular label that springs to mind is Süssmuth, but the corners are sharp & the set doesn't look typical of their production. I'll post a pic when my camera is charged.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2005, 09:36:48 AM »
Pinkspoons - here's the Riihimäki label.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2005, 09:54:19 AM »
Ah, that could be a possibility! There are no paper traces on the jugs, and the glue residue is the type which could suggest a plastic label.

I've just never heard of Riihimäki tableware, though. Not that I'm an expert - not by a long shot! :) I do recall Riihimaen doing some, though, so it's quite likely that Riihimäki did also.

Thanks for the input, though - I'm sure someone will come along to aye or naysay it soon.


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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2005, 10:30:41 AM »
Riihimäki did produce water sets / decanter sets. At one stage they were, I believe, the largest glass producer in Finland. The best known is probably Nanny Still's Harlekiini, which included glasses, jugs, decanters etc. there is another waterset and other glasses / decanters illustrated in Modernes Glas aus Finnland (catalogue from a travelling exhibition in Germany, 1989-90).
Their tableware seems to be much less well known than that produced by Iittala and Nuutajärvi.

Interesting to see if there are any other suggestions - so much good quality tableware seems to end up, unfortunately, as unidentified!!  :?  :?
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2005, 10:31:34 AM »
as far as I know Riihimaen and Riihimäki is ONE glasswork - just different Finnish spelling  :)
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2005, 10:51:15 AM »
Ah, I didn't know they were the same company! How odd to have two names.

It would explain why I've seen the Harlekiini set listed as by Riihimaen.

I agree about the huge quantities of unidentified tableware. I think a lot of this style just gets lumped in as generic Polish glassware when no one can put a manufacturer to them, though.

Krosno, it's the dumping ground of the Scandi glass world.

 

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