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Offline glassobsessed

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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2010, 06:37:55 PM »
Your vase is shown on page 117 of Scandinavian Glass Fire and Sea (in green), it appears there are quite a few possibilities for a maker including: Sea Glassbruk, Glimma Glasbruk and Skruf amongst others. Looks like it is Swedish but you may need to look for a labeled example..... :wsh:

Another vase along the same lines (no pun intended ;D): http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,36249.0.html

John

Oh dear, not only did I not notice the signature.... Now I am confused. :huh:




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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010, 08:02:51 PM »
Thanks guys, It's a tricky piece with no numbers. I've seen something like it but marked Jan Johansson? Now I can't work out the value of this piece. It's pretty tricky!

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/fabulous-orrefors-johansson-pink-orange-swirl

Also, A link from live auctions this is by Jan Johansson the base has a similar design.

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/4785092

The problem is we see a W not a J.  :-\ Sorry to confuse you all and glass glassobsessed if only it was :(


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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2010, 08:58:20 PM »
Name is Walter Johansson, former hairdresser in Orrefors. He bought pieces from ie SEA, added a engraving or just his signature and sold it as his own.

He has NOTHING to do with THE Orrefors factory. Orrefors wanted him out of business but the name orrefors is not copyright protected.


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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010, 09:02:49 PM »
I will certainly not forget the story this time!!

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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 09:07:17 PM »
PS, Orrefors is a village, and the factory is in the middle of that village. Approx 700 people are living there.

Orrefors comes from the word Orre which is a bird, seen on the sticker that Orrefors uses.


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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2010, 09:48:20 PM »
Thanks for that info I've found the vase on a forum 5th topic down.  It says the picture is from a Glimma glass museum when using google translate?

http://www.precisensan.com/antikforum/showthread.php?t=8311

Looks like it is by Sea as you said :)


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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010, 05:26:02 AM »
Thank you, Daniel. So,  information from Modernistglassdotcom was accurate after all.

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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2010, 06:46:14 AM »
DEK is an abbreviation of Decorative Etching Kosta, which was a precursor to the Sea Glass Works in Kosta - is what I read in that thread.
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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2010, 07:39:26 AM »
Hi

Some confusion about Willy Johansson here, and no wonder really, as there were two of them – one in Norway, working exclusively for Hadeland, and another in Sweden, associated with Orrefors (though the wonderful hairdresser story was new to me too). Hadeland pieces are always signed Hadeland WJ. Pieces prior to 1961 will have the year added, and occasionally the glassblower’s initials as well (though not after 1954).

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Re: Orrefors ID help anyone?
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2010, 07:43:35 AM »
Yes that is NOT the same person.
And the guy living in Orrefors had Walter as first name.

He bought from several companies not one company alone.

 

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