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Offline thropm

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help with interesting orrefors piece
« on: February 12, 2010, 01:55:04 PM »

I'd be very grateful if anyone out there could help me to identify an interesting piece of Orrefors glass which I bought in Glasgow this week, and I really like.

It is a small clear cube about 5cm along each side, with 2 clear bubbles included in it - one in the shape of a horizontal ring like a ribbon, the other a vertically elongated globe in it's centre. basically it looks a bit like a flying saucer, set in a clear glass block.
The maker's mark on it looks like:  ORREFORS B 3787-121, (or could be 1L1, or ILI).
I'd be really appreciate any ideas on the designer, date, information about the design etc.

Many thanks,



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Re: help with interesting orrefors piece
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 04:25:41 PM »
The designer was Gunnar Cyren and appear in the 1960 Orrefors catalog when he joined the company as a designer.

Actually there are two forms

BA3786 with a size of 25 x 35 mm

BA3787 with a size of 60 x 60 mm

They both are cubes with the oval ring in air in the center.

Bill Geary

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Re: help with interesting orrefors piece
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 07:05:34 PM »
Hi Bill -

Many thanks for taking the time to get back to me.

Does this piece have a name? or even, any financial value?

Is there anywhere I can find a copy of the catalogue on-line?

Thanks again,



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