Author Topic: Orrefors, thick walled, light blue internally ribbed vase , poss. date please?  (Read 1294 times)

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Offline Baked_Beans

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Hi Inca,

I have used Google translator to try and work out what has been said in the thread-link above which you gave . I am still a little confused as to the date and colour.  Is this colour Aqua Marine or a lighter Ice Blue made later ? As far as I can gather this vase could have been made from anytime from 1940 to the 1950's and even later ! Is the shape exactly the same as FA 2243 in the 1940 catalogue or is it a slightly different ? I hope you can clarify this point. Ta Mike.   
Mike


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Mike:

I'm on holiday so no access to books so I'm replying from memory. I'm glad you have the piece id'd by someone as knowledgeable as Bill. As far as I know, I don't think it's possible to date an Orrefors production piece in terms of when it was produced, only by when it was designed. (Expo pieces and some other pieces can be dated by the code on their bases.) In the 60's (I can't remember the exact year) Orrefors started a policy of stopping producing designs by designers no longer with them, so your piece could have been produced any time up to then. The only way I can think of checking is to look at Orrefors merchandising catalogues for each year and see if your piece is included.

As an aside, Orrefors production was severely affected by WWII. The export market virtually disappeared, for one thing. That's why Vicke Lindstrand was let go as a designer by the company during the WWII.

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Thanks David,

At least that narrows it down to a 20 year period !! I really appreciate everyones help . It is the first piece of Orrefors for me and I need to go off to read some books...Bill's first (thanks Bill !)! It's a lovley vase and I'm really pleased with it .
I'll be looking out of more ! Cheers, Mike.
Mike


 

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