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Offline Pat

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Gorgeous Riihimaen huge vase but who was the designer???
« on: December 12, 2005, 03:39:36 PM »
I just acquired this absolutely gorgeous Riihimaen vase 10" tall and weighs 1.5kgs. I think it is Nanny Still but need confirmation as it could be Siiroinen. Anyone know?? Thanks Pat.

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005, 03:45:33 PM »
Haven't a clue Pat, but just had to say - what a fabulous piece :P  Haven't seen one like this before.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2005, 10:44:55 AM »
Hi Pat

I'll have a look through my book later and see if it's Nanny Still.  I had a quick flip through it yesterday and couldn't see it amongst her work, but I'll have a proper look later today and check out some other people too.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2005, 01:51:36 PM »
Hi

It looks that like that amazing yellow that Riihimaen did, I don't own a piece in this colour and wonder if it glows under UV - it looks like it should  :shock:

Ref the general shape and use of motifs I vote Tamara Aladin - any chance of a label close up or is it the round gold foil with lynx motif?

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005, 02:16:14 PM »
Hi David, Yes it is the amazing yellow and goes nuclear under UV light. I have several pieces in this yellow including a Siiroinen locomotiv. The label is the round gold one with black lynx and says Riihimaen Lasi, Made In Finland.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2005, 06:38:38 PM »
Thanks Pat

I have other 60s makers in that exact same eye popping colour way - I have loads of Pala vases but none in the uranium which is weird as it was not uncommon in that colour

So the label is right for Aladin - what do you think Max?


Max, what is that dedicated Riihimaen (Riihimaki) book you use, I want to buy a copy and can't remember the name, is it old, will I need to but from bookfinder or Amazon - how much should I expect to pay?

I have just ordered the Ysart book 'ouch' what a price at $180.00 for a 1990's book

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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005, 07:08:02 PM »
Yes please Max I could do with a copy of that book also. Then I might be of more help to some people!
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2005, 01:53:43 AM »
Hi Pat

You can buy on this website called 'Designlasin hintakirja' - 39 Euros

http://www.antiikkijataidekirjat.com/index.html?target=dept_6.html

Lots of other books there on little known factories like 'Humppila lasitehdas tienvarrella'

Sorry Pat I remembered the name of the book and googled to this site

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mmm site is all in Finnish I think - easy to buy from with a little effort ... I think
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2005, 09:20:58 AM »
Thanks for that Adam but is the book all in Finnish or printed in English??
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2005, 09:37:32 AM »
Pat,
If it says "Teksti englanti" next to the book, it means that the book text is English. Hope this helps.
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