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Offline butchiedog

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Another Kaj Franck thread.
« on: January 05, 2006, 08:24:30 PM »
Hello all,

It was suggested to me that this 21 inch high, stacked decanter set might be a  Kaj Franck designed\made item. Would anyone here know for sure?

http://tinypic.com/jrad84.jpg

This belongs to a friend, so it's the only photo I have of it.

Thanks for any help,

Mike

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Another Kaj Franck thread.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006, 10:49:32 PM »
Hi Mike

I'm not familiar with this being Kaj Franck design.  His 'Kremlin Bells' are along the same lines, but different.

I had a quick shuffle through Google for Timo Sarpaneva's designs, but came up with nothing.

For my money, the stopper is an odd shape for Scandi design...but that's only a guesswork comment, sorry.
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Another Kaj Franck thread.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2006, 11:20:58 PM »
Thank you Max,

I saw many 'Kremlin Bells' online and all of the stoppers were round, which made me unsure of that attribution and why I brought it to this board. I thought it might be some odd-ball Blenko Glass item too, but I'm not sure about that either. Maybe Italian??? This kind of stuff is waaaaaay far away from the glass I'm most interested in lol!

Mike

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Another Kaj Franck thread.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2006, 12:09:06 AM »
I was also very doubtful about the stopper which does look either Blenko or Italian.

Kaj is known best for his sleek minimalist designs but he was working there a long time so must have had a hand in designing many things. In the early days there was a policy against designers signatures so It's difficult to know abpout the earlier stuff especially production as opposed to studio work.

Is it in Designlasin ???
Pete

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