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Purple Jug & Glasses Set w/ Triangular Label: Riihimäki?
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2005, 12:19:07 AM »
Miller's produce a raft of books about Glass (if you refer to one can you say which one please? ;)), but there is a photo as Pinkspoons says in Miller's Glass of the 50's and 60's by Nigel Benson, which shows a decanter and two tumblers, "... by Podebrady Glassworks, c1950's..." which do indeed have some sort of rounded corner triangular sticker. No idea what it says as it's too small to read. I know zilch about all of this - just adding the book reference for anyone who is interested. :)


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« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2005, 12:48:31 AM »
Oops.  :oops:

I was always being told by my tutors at university that I didn't reference properly... and as you can see, they never nagged the trend out of me.  :lol:

Anyhow, I've trawled and trawled, and can't find a single online reference to Riihimäen tableware that isn't carnival glass. It must be seriously under-represented in the glass world! It's a shame, because it's very nice and stylish (And easy to clean! Always a bonus!).


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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2005, 09:04:10 AM »
Pinkspoons,
Here's a Riihimäen Lasi / Riihimäki water set, with stickers, on Huuto. There's lot of the textured tableware on there too - Kasperi (Siiroinen), Grapponia (Nanny Still), Barokki (Siiroinen) amongst others. I often spend hours looking on there!! :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2005, 09:37:33 AM »
Ah, I wouldn't have found that because I was just searching in English. I've never been terribly good with other languages - I only just know enough French and German to gather a bit of information and barter down a price.  :D

Thanks for the link, though - it's a very nice set, and I can see a passing resemblance to my set around the base of the jug and glasses.

I don't suppose anyone could hazzard a guess as to the designer of mine? Pretty please?  :)


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« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2005, 09:50:27 AM »
Excepting the odd word, I can't read the Finnish descriptions on Huuto, but it's nice to look at the pictures :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2005, 09:53:15 AM »
I managed to find the glass on the site pretty easily. There are only so many thngs that antiikki could mean, and we all know the word lasi by now.  :lol:


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« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2005, 09:55:56 AM »
It's a good job I can't make out any of the rest of the site, otherwise I'd be quite contentedly bidding away by now. hehe.

I've never seen so many original labels.


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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2005, 10:43:05 AM »
Unfortunately, I believe you need need a Finnish bank account to register on Huuto  :( but it's still a great source of info.
Another one worth looking at is www.tradera.com (Swedish). :D

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« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2005, 11:24:20 AM »
Ah, I've been on this one before - it's come in handy once or twice for putting model names and numbers to items I've bought.


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« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2005, 06:40:40 PM »
Quote from: "robbo"
Unfortunately, I believe you need need a Finnish bank account to register on Huuto  :( but it's still a great source of info.
Another one worth looking at is www.tradera.com (Swedish). :D

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Actually I did register on Huuto.net a couple of months ago and no Finnish bank account (or no account information at all) was required if I recall correctly.  However, I have never bid on anything so I can't really tell how easy it would be to wrap up a succesful bid.  Obviously they don't use PayPal and paying through an UK bank account is very expensive (20-25£ for a transaction from my bank - but there may be cheaper ways).

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