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Offline suea

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I am stuck on this one too - keep thinking Holmegaard but no signature or label. Seriously nice piece though!


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Re: Does anyone know the maker of this lovely swirly bottle please?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010, 05:55:27 PM »
A scandinavian style of stopper (likely Swedish). Probably a schnapps bottle made using 'half post' method - the neck and body were fashioned separately before being fused together.

Another nice item, this thread may need to be moved to Scandinavian glass if no one comes up with an id.

John


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Re: Does anyone know the maker of this lovely swirly bottle please?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2010, 05:04:37 PM »
Aaaargh! Sorry, John, I need to put you right over this so-called "half-post" thing. It's a glassy urban myth.

The neck and bottom part are not made seperatelty then fused, it's just a ridiculous way to attempt to do something like this.

It is made by semi-casing the piece - the part which includes the neck is first blown, then it is partially cased.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Does anyone know the maker of this lovely swirly bottle please?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010, 06:38:36 PM »
That's ok Sue, I have wondered about that. I have a Schnapps bottle from Alsterfors made with this method and partial casing does make more sense. :)

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,24467.0.html

Always happy to be corrected.


John


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Re: Does anyone know the maker of this lovely swirly bottle please?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 11:43:32 AM »
 >:D

Now you can correct anybody else who tries to perpetuate this silly notion!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Does anyone know the maker of this lovely swirly bottle please?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 09:02:04 PM »
Any ideas on how this misapprehension started?

This is not helping Suea with an id though, sorry.

John


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Re: Does anyone know the maker of this lovely swirly bottle please?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 07:22:11 AM »
That's OK - any learning is good for me and I live the silly fortune teller joke :)


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Re: Does anyone know the maker of this lovely swirly bottle please?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 07:28:51 AM »
and I really should wear my specs...LOVE the fortune teller joke....  :huh:


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Re: Does anyone know the maker of this lovely swirly bottle please?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 12:51:34 PM »
 :-*
Thanks, suea! I didn't invent it and can't remember where I found it either!

I'm not exactly sure where this "half-post" notion came from, I think it was in print somewhere.
I've personally decided I will never, ever use it again, always referring to it as "semi-cased".

It is a lovely, lovely bottle, the stopper is decidedly Scandanavian, but beyond that, I really don't know. I might start thinking about Bertil Vallien and try to eliminate him first, but that's just a notion. Whether or not it will hold water is beyond me.

 ;D :-[ ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Does anyone know the maker of this lovely swirly bottle please?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 01:10:39 PM »
This semi-casing technique has been used fairly extensively by many makers - examples I personally possess are Tapio Wirrkala for Iitala, Michael Harris at Mdina and Benny Motzfeldt at Randsfjiordglass.

I'd honestly try this on the Scandanavian board.

Would a moderator be kind enough to shift it?
Cheers, Sue (M)

Three Wise Women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, delivered the baby, cleaned the stables and made a casserole...

And there WOULD have been peace on earth.

 



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