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Purple Jug & Glasses Set w/ Triangular Label: Riihimäki?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2005, 11:07:08 AM »
Another suggestion might be Podebrady Glassworks? They had a label the right shape, but I don't know if they ever ventured into this style of tableware?

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2005, 11:11:09 AM »
Sorry, I didn't mean to give the impression that Riihimäki / Riihimäen were different companies. To be totally accurate I should probably have referred to the company as Riihimäen Lasi in my previous posts, since Riihimäki is the place in Finland where they were based, and from where their name was taken. Kumela were based there too.  :D  :D  :D

I suppose the mass of unidentified glass is why we're here!  8)  8)
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2005, 11:16:40 AM »
Oh, not your fault - I've thought the two names represented different companies for a while now.  :oops:

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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2005, 12:56:11 PM »
The town where the Riihimäki glass works was located (and is now the Finnish Glass Museum) is called Riihimäki. It is about an hour's drive up the motorway north of Helsinki.

I don't speak Finnish (well, I can say thank you and a few essential glass-hunting words too  :lol: ) but I think that the word Riihimäen means "of Riihimaki" or "from Riihimaki".

I have seen the glass works referred to as

Riihimäki
Oy Riihimäki
Riihimäen
Riihimäen Lasi Oy
Riihimäen Lasi O.y.

I believe that Oy means "limited company" or "Inc".

I personally always refer to the company as Riihimäki. That is the actual word they used to mark some of their glass (I have examples of it moulded into Carnival Glass).

You can see a little more about Riihimaki here.

http://www.geocities.com/carni_glass_uk_2000/RemarkableRiihimaki.html
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2005, 02:53:16 PM »
Lasi come home

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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2005, 02:59:36 PM »
What a riihimarkable comment, Ivo! (http://www.websmileys.com/sm/crazy/1319.gif)
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2005, 03:46:46 PM »
*groans at the bad jokes*  :lol:

Very informative site, though. Thanks!

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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2005, 03:50:53 PM »
Pinkspoons wrote:
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Another suggestion might be Podebrady Glassworks?


I take it you mean the Bohemia Glassworks, at Podebrady? Only the Svetla nad Sazavou plant, Works Number 4 of Bohemia Glass was known to make coloured drinking glass and that was from the late 1970's. A label for Bohemia Glass from the Svetla factory can be seen at Anne's Glass Gallery, on the Labels page.
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/

For most of the Communist period the labelling was square or rectangular, and no label of that shape is shown in Langhamer's pretty comprehensive list in "The Legend of Bohemian Glass" 2003, Prague.

I am not sure why anyone would suggest the Podebrady works, and IMHO, a most unlikely candidate.

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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2005, 03:57:32 PM »
Podebrady Glassworks, pre-1965 (before it merged for Sklárny Bohemia), has a label the same shape as the glue residue. I only know that because there's a photo of some labeled glass in Millers - I know nothing much of Podebrady's output.

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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2005, 06:01:00 PM »
Actually.... skipping back to my amateurishness when it comes to Finnish glass... and just to reinforce that I'm a real glass numpty in general...

How are Riihimaen / Riihimaki actually pronounced? My brain pronounces them as "Ree-hee-ma-hen" and "Ree-hee-ma-key" to itself whenever I read the words...  :)

At collector's fairs as close as I hear other folk pronounce them is "I fink it's from Sweden..."  :lol:

 

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