I certainly agree, Bill, that the Strömberg family brought Swedish crystal glass cutting and manufacture to a new level with their monumental pieces.
I have visited Studioglas Strömbergshyttan and the Kosta Boda shop in the locality of the original Glassworks (before it burnt down).
The Swedish glass market in New Zealand is unpredictable, and often bargains are to be found, at prices below international levels.
I am looking for representative pieces from many of the original 79 Glassworks that were established in Sweden, but I can not afford huge prices. There are several interesting pieces at auction here at the moment, so i am being tempted and stretched! My collection is growing beyond available display space, but who can resist yet another bargain?
I have avoided international purchases, being so far from the rest of the world, as money transfer and freight costs can be very high.
Contact is timarunz at actrix.co.nz but I may not be able to afford tempting Strömbergshyttan at the moment. :roll: