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Author Topic: My Carboot Finds, Bjorkshult and Webbs  (Read 3255 times)

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Offline BJB

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« on: December 10, 2005, 02:46:14 PM »
Have just staggered back from the car boot sale near me today with some lovely items including these two bits.

The first is a bowl, (which I first thought looked like Nazeing with a rough pontil   :oops: ), but it is by C H Wagner for Bjorkshult, who I've found out was chief designer from 1957-1976, and the factory closed in 1978 when Royal Krona collapsed. So I presume it was made in the 1960's?. But have never heard of this company before...

http://tinypic.com/ief2x5.jpg

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The second is another surprise, to me at least :D , I thought it was maybe Italian, but is it acid etched "Webbs England" on the base and its very very heavy with bubble patterns. I didn't know Webbs were this innovative (sp). Does anyone know when it might have been made?

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2005, 03:00:20 PM »
Barbara,
Sorry, can't help with dates, but your beak vase is just gorgeous :mrgreen:
Enjoying being in the Midlands.......some people are just amazing....
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2005, 03:16:06 PM »
Hi Della,

It is a stunner, and weighs nearly 4.5kg so it's a solid piece. I still can't belive its a Webbs piece though, is sooooooo nice  :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2005, 04:21:48 PM »
I would just love to know how the underside is finished on your Björkshult piece!

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2005, 04:35:25 PM »
Hi Ivo,
 
It has been hand blown as it has a rough/snapped off pontil mark in the middle of the bowl. Is this right for this piece?

Barbara

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2005, 06:34:52 PM »
http://tinypic.com/iejeb5.jpg
rough snapped off pontil. I asked about this one a few weeks back but 0 answers. You have provided a matching labeled piece!

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2005, 08:51:14 PM »
Hi Ivo,

I'm so pleased to have helped you with your piece, its a lovely bowl with bubble pattern inclusions inside the web pattern.

Do you know anything else about the company? Its not one that just rolls off the tongue  :lol: ( I wouldn't know how to begin to pronounce it! :oops: )

Barbara

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2005, 08:55:10 PM »
Barbara,

Is it possible to post a close up picture of the label ?

(looks similar to a piece I've been trying to identify also, will try and post a pic tomorrow).

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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2005, 09:02:40 PM »
Hi,

Here is a close up of the label, a bit out of focus but I'll try and take a better one tomorrow :?  If I can :oops:

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2005, 06:30:44 PM »
Have found out who made my tall large vase. :D

 Its a "Flair" vase and designed by David Hammond & Stanley Eveson in the early 1960's for Webb's. They copied Scandinavian designs with cased glass and bubbles.

Found it in Nigel's glass book, when looking for something else :oops:

Have listed it today, and will wait to see what happens :wink:

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