Hi all, I have just bought this Orrefors bowl. When I saw it sitting dirty in a mixed box of glass I just thought it was a piece of 1980s corporate glass, going from the logo marked on the inside at the base - it says Seminar -81. When I cleaned it up I saw that it's signed Orrefors Simon Gate, so I did a little research and realised that I have what is known (at least colloquially) as a Thousand Windows design, produced from the 1930s to the 1990s. From the little I know I would have expected to see maybe an SG or G after the Orrefors name but this one has his name in full, and no numbers or codes.
So can anyone tell me what the significance of the signature is? How unusual is it to see the full name? Could it have been made and signed in the 1930s and the logo added years later? Or made in the 80s and the signature just identifies Simon Gate as its originator? Or maybe the logo isn't as recent as I suspect? Googling Orrefors and Seminar 81 reveals nothing.:huh: :huh:
Many thanks, Iain