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Author Topic: ID for amber glass vase with protruding knobs! - ID = Wiktor Berndt Flygsfors  (Read 1981 times)

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apologies for the description but what else could I say?   I can't find anything like this in my glass books and don't know where to start looking... from a position of ignorance I'm thinking Scandinavian ....as  it provokes thoughts of   :vkg:  Saga's in some deep recess of my mind...... any ideas welcome






cheers steph  :sun:

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Re: ID for amber glass vase encased in leather with protruding knobs!!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 10:22:13 PM »
sorry I just had to modify my entire post as I didn't read properly and thought they were metal encased  :ooh:
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Re: ID for amber glass vase encased in leather with protruding knobs!!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 07:36:46 AM »
Is it leather or a metal of some sort?

Reminds be of Wiktor Berndt's tribal designs for Flygsfors: http://www.burgh-le-marshfurnishings.co.uk/Signed%20and%20designed%20by%20Wiktor%20Berndt%20for%20Flygfors%201960s.jpg

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Re: ID for amber glass vase encased in leather with protruding knobs!!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 10:24:41 AM »
 :hi:  Hi John, it looks like metal to me, seems to have been patinated (is that the right term?) and I can only imagine that the glass has been blown through the 'collar' so that the square blobs protrude... it is a strange mix of naivety and sophistication..... thanks for your help I shall go and have a search.   :thup:cheers steph.

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Re: ID for amber glass vase encased in leather with protruding knobs!!
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 10:31:58 AM »
  M, don't apologise, my mistake. I've had a good look at the vase and what I thought was leather seems to be metal with a strange patinated finish.  John has given me a lead so I'm off to do a search...cheers steph.  :wsh:

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Re: ID for amber glass vase encased in leather with protruding knobs!!
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 08:53:10 PM »
 :rah:  that is what I was going to suggest as well - gosh, all that internet searching has paid off (must have been when I was looking at the tribal plate or something recently) when I can actually remember something - should have had a good search then I would have realised it was metal.  Well done John!
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Re: ID for amber glass vase encased in leather with protruding knobs!!
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 09:56:14 PM »
                                                                       :cheers:
                                                                     
 Dear John & M,. thanks for taking an interest.   I'm thrilled as I also found another reference on a US site called Violettistar or some such thing.... So it looks as if I can put a name and period of production to my vase.  :hiclp:

M, sorry for sending your little grey cells off on a wild goose chase with the mention of leather.....

cheers steph   :hi:

 

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