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Offline john james

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Can you ID Berti Vallien Glass Vase (Unusual Bubble Type)
« on: November 07, 2010, 10:27:02 AM »
Once more I found another art peice. Photo attached.  Inscribed at base Boda-afors B.Vallien Unik F.M , then Initials.  In centre of base what looks like a cartoon figure.  I will send a photo of base with my next post.


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Re: Can you ID Berti Vallien Glass Vase (Unusual Bubble Type)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 10:54:51 AM »
Here is that photo of the base with sig, can anyone ID and date please


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Re: Can you ID Berti Vallien Glass Vase (Unusual Bubble Type)
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 03:24:18 PM »
You have all the information, you don't need our help!

A design by Bertil Vallien for Boda Afors probably mid 1970s.

John


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Re: Can you ID Berti Vallien Glass Vase (Unusual Bubble Type)
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 09:30:06 PM »
At first glance I would say that this signature is made post production by a amateur.

Attached how it normally looks like. A later piece though.


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Re: Can you ID Berti Vallien Glass Vase (Unusual Bubble Type)
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 10:51:57 PM »
TO DANIEL S,


THANKS FOR YOUR PHOTO,IT IS SO CLEAR.  I HAD TO PUT SOME POWDER ON THE SIGNATURE TO BRING IT OUT TO PHOTO,  DO YOU REALY THINK THIS IS POST.  EVEN THAT I HAVE SEEN OTHER VASES IDENTICAL TO THIS ONE.   WHAT DATE WOULD YOU PUT IT AT???


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Re: Can you ID Berti Vallien Glass Vase (Unusual Bubble Type)
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2010, 07:34:46 AM »
this kind of vases started to appear around 1965.

As late as this year you could by a similar vase at Kosta Boda(Incl Ã…fors).


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Re: Can you ID Berti Vallien Glass Vase (Unusual Bubble Type)
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2010, 11:35:10 AM »
While not knowing anything about the attribution, the writing looks a-a-awfully familiar, and I'd attribute it to a certain well-known/notorious chrism - who has been known to go under various other pseudonoms, both as signatory (including Micheal Harris - which he can't spell) on glass and as ebay seller....
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Can you ID Berti Vallien Glass Vase (Unusual Bubble Type)
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010, 11:38:06 AM »
John James where did you get this piece?


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Re: Can you ID Berti Vallien Glass Vase (Unusual Bubble Type)
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2010, 01:53:22 PM »
To DanielS

I purchesed it at a fair in GlASGOW.

 

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