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Offline Pinkspoons

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« on: December 28, 2005, 08:39:23 PM »
Another of my post-Christmas purchases.

I just thought I'd put it up here to aide the cause of identifiable water sets - it's not instantly generic Polish. For once!  :lol:

And also because I know nothing of Ekenäs and its designers or what kind of period this label was used during...





Edit: I've just noticed the tumbler and the pitcher look to be different shades of blue in the photograph - but in reality they are the same.


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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005, 08:50:32 PM »
Nic -

It appears to be the same label that is one my Ekenas perfume that I asked about here:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3608.0.html

If I am correct that John Orwar Lake was the designer, then the label dates from 1953 until 1976 when Ekenas closed.


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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2005, 09:08:43 PM »
The quality of your piece seems better than mine, though. The rims of all the glasses (I have a full set of 6, but only photographed 1 of them for simplicity) are quite coarse. They're not chipped or fleabitten, just a little uneven to the touch.


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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005, 09:16:06 PM »
My piece is extremely well made and finished.  Maybe they had different lines with different quality/finish depending if it was a "designer" piece  :?

Good luck finding information on your set.  I could find scant info on Ekenas.

Edited to add:   Nic, why don't you try posting your item on the board that Ivo referenced.  I can't post there because my evil IP  :roll:  is blocked and the moderator won't answer my e-mails  :cry:


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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2005, 10:05:40 PM »
Oh, apparently Michael Bang (of Holmegaard fame) worked for a while at Ekenäs Glasbruk. Apparently it is where he gave up on his ceramics background and decided to focus instead on designing glass. :)

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2005, 10:23:43 PM »
Pina says he worked there "briefly during the 1960's".
The other long serving designer was Greta Runeborg-Tell who left sometime in the 50s - no definite date given in Bill's book.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2005, 10:35:26 PM »
Lovely buy - fab. colour!  John Orwar Lake was also a designer for Ekenas but not sure of dates.  My son has a signed piece.

Anne E.B. :wink:
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