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Author Topic: Latest Favourite Buys - Pikku Matti Decanter Set and Grandfather  (Read 1313 times)

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Offline Greg.

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A couple of pieces I recently acquired after a long long search, both purchased this month strangely enough.

Enjoy! - Greg

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Re: Latest Favourite Buys - Pikku Matti Decanter Set and Grandfather
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 04:07:18 AM »
The blue set is fabulous......

Craig
I have been told that glass is my mistress......

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Re: Latest Favourite Buys - Pikku Matti Decanter Set and Grandfather
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 06:01:26 AM »
Nice! :)

As this gave me the opportunity once again to learn more I add what I found:
Helena Tynell for Riihimäen Lasi Oy.
The series called "Matin matka" (Matti's journey) seems to include also pieces called "Ahkeraliisa" (BusyLizzy), "Isoäiti" (Grandmother) and "Maaherra" (Governor)

Edit/additional thought: Correct me if I'm wrong - I have a feeling this series might be inspired by an old children's story written by Zacharias (Sakari) Topelius.

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Re: Latest Favourite Buys - Pikku Matti Decanter Set and Grandfather
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 10:35:02 AM »
Hi PX,

Thats right this series was inspired by Zacharias Topelius' childrens story of Pikku Matti.

As you mention there are 4 in the series, Pikku Matti, Grandmother, Governor and the Grandfather. The sets with 6 glasses are particularly difficult to find, which I can personally vouch for.

Greg

 

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