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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2010, 10:06:46 PM »
Just had a look on Amazon and I am :o at the asking price for both books.

The cover price on Andy McConnells was UK £30.
The Judith Miller book was UK £20.

The books are more valuable than the glass......

John


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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010, 08:57:10 PM »
This is my clear Riihimäki vase with similar pattern. Model name is Avanti and it's from the 80's. Riihimäen lasi used the heart shaped sticker in their Kotilasi-products. (Kotilasi=Homeglass) They were machine-made and not very valuable these days.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc173/Fastpak_photos/Kuva373.jpg

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc173/Fastpak_photos/Kuva376.jpg


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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2010, 09:10:28 PM »
Nice fastpak, thanks for showing me the vase! I personally don't care that it is not very valuable... I just like the pattern. Maybe they'll be more appreciated in a few decades.
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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2010, 05:39:59 AM »
Astrid:

Spending as much on books as on glass is a good start to collecting as well as a great investment. The mistakes I made early on could mostly have been avoided if I'd bought and read more books before I started collecting.

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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2010, 06:34:17 AM »
Thanks David, I'm steadily working on my glass book collection. At this point, I'm mostly investing in books on my primary collecting area (Czech 50s - 70s) and still looking for good books on my secondary, post war German, of which there alas are almost none.

I did buy the Miller book mentioned in this thread, and it's proven one of the better ones, well worth the extra price tag (though I luckily got it for around 50 euros, which I think was worth it). Actually - since I'm working on my Picasa albums anyway, I'll think it might be worthwhile to list my glass books there also, and give a short caption on how useful and helpful I deem them to be. Might help others to know which books to hunt down, and which ones to leave alone.

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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2010, 07:18:18 AM »
Czech post war?  Pressed or blown?

I suppose you have Mark Hill's book? I like Helmut Ricke's book Czech Glass for its perspective and erudition, although most of the glass pictured is way beyond my budget. Antonin Langhamer, The Legend of Bohemian Glass is pretty good if you can pick it up for a reasonable price second hand, as is J. Raban, Modern Bohemian Glass. I'm surprised by the amount of pieces that are I've never seen that appear in those books. I'm always hoping that a book on Skrdlovice will appear some time soon.

If it's pressed glass, then it's Marcus Newhall Sklo Union.

I've seen your Picasa album when I noticed you had visited mine (Ellwyn). You're off to a good start.

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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2010, 03:31:36 PM »
Czech post war?  Pressed or blown?

I suppose you have Mark Hill's book? I like Helmut Ricke's book Czech Glass for its perspective and erudition, although most of the glass pictured is way beyond my budget. Antonin Langhamer, The Legend of Bohemian Glass is pretty good if you can pick it up for a reasonable price second hand, as is J. Raban, Modern Bohemian Glass. I'm surprised by the amount of pieces that are I've never seen that appear in those books. I'm always hoping that a book on Skrdlovice will appear some time soon.

If it's pressed glass, then it's Marcus Newhall Sklo Union.

I've seen your Picasa album when I noticed you had visited mine (Ellwyn). You're off to a good start.

David

Wow, we are going very off topic, sorry - but unfortunately I'm somehow barred from sending PMs, so if a moderator steps in - could you please fix that I'm allowed to PM as an alternative?

Mod: Sorry no, here's why... http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,29064.0.html

I collect both pressed and blown so far, I'm a bit of an opportunity buyer and like to snap up things that are modestly priced and/or unrecognized by their owners. So far I'm still shuffling my feet at shelling out the big bucks. I mean, I would love to own a nice bit of Hlava or Lipsky, but I just can't bring myself to pay over EUR 300 for it.

Mark Hill's book is very helpful, that's exactly the sort of book I like - it features lots of glass I can actually hope to come across and find. I still hope and/or wish he would take the trouble to write a similar book on postwar German glass (since he's already interested in German ceramics from that period maybe it's not such a big stretch).

I've picked up Marcus Newhall's book - especially the CD is very helpful (though I wish there was a way to update the database with designs left out (Jindrich already pointed one of my vases out whose pattern number should have been on the CD, but wasn't - and I'm sure many people own pressed Czech glass where they could provide the picture instead of just the drawings).

Ricke's book is beautiful, but less helpful, it tends to picture one-offs and museum pieces. Don't think I'll find many of those. I have a big book of Langhamer on Bohemian Glass, in French, so I'm not quite sure which title that would be translated in English. The French title is "Le Verre de Boheme", that might be the same book as you're referring to.

I'll keep an eye out for the Raban book, still missing that one...

And thanks for exchanging Picasa's with me, your collection looks very good. Don't hesitate to correct me if you see anything amiss in my attributions!

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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2010, 03:43:49 PM »
Astrid:

I can see how you've been spending money on books. You have the correct Langhamer book. The Raban book is worth looking for. I've also found Diane Foulds,  Guide to Czech and Slovak useful for information of what happened to companies after the split up of Czechoslovakia. Not many pictures, though.

Thanks for the kind words re my Picasa albums.

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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2010, 08:30:47 AM »
Back to the topic  :rah: : some additional info on the pattern Avanti of Riihimäen Lasi:

It was designed by Hans Nyqvist in 1987 and produced
in 3 sizes: bowls 80mm and 260mm and vase 13cm
and in 4 colours: blue, green, pink and clear.


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Re: Riihimäki pressed bowl, designer? Pattern?
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2010, 09:40:21 AM »
I searched a bit and it seems the same person designed other household glass for Riihimaen, though he's not very well known as a designer.

But it's great to finally have a name, thanks PX!

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