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« on: March 01, 2006, 10:41:36 AM »
Is this vase below by RIIHIMÄEN LASI? Has that look about it.

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/2108/tamaraaladinpossibly8cb.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2006, 10:45:59 AM »
From the photo, the rim looks as if it has been fire-polished, rather than flat ground and polished. Is there a punty mark?
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006, 02:47:37 PM »
I've one of these - Ivo guessed that it was Elme Glasbruk, but couldn't be sure. Another suggestion was possibly Taube of Germany. THREAD

Mine has a foil label on the bottom that just says 'Foreign', which discounts Riihimaen.

Didn't they (Riihimaen) have 'Finncristal' labels on their export pieces?


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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2006, 03:54:33 PM »
This looks like the Pompadour vase by Nanny Still for Riihimaen Lasi Oy.
Should be 9 inches high. regards Emmi


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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006, 04:08:59 PM »
It does resemble Pompadour, but it isn't the same.

http://koti.mbnet.fi/jost/pompadour.htm
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2006, 04:30:42 PM »
No it doesn't look the same - Miller's Collectables 2006 page 325 must be wrong then???? They have one described as Pompadour which is exactly like Davids.

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2006, 05:58:52 PM »
Hi Emmi,
I have to be honest, my first reaction was that it was Pompadour. I have one somewhere :roll: in a box.

I didn't mean for my reply to appear so abrupt, but I was in the middle of something and hurridly gave a reply. My apologies. :oops:
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006, 06:13:43 PM »
It's Ok Della, I didn't take it in that way at all. I think I'll stop buying Millers books from now on though - there are often errors - I reported one to them recently on a Whitefriars vase they had wrongly described!!!

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2006, 01:17:38 AM »
Thanks for the replies. Sorry to take so long to come back. I have had to drag my wife off the PC! She has been hogging it ALL day doing non-glass unimportant nonsense!!!

I will investigate more myself and see what I come up with.

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2006, 07:22:05 AM »

I've been struggling with the ID of this one. It is clearly not Pompadour and to the feel (how unaccurate and subjective is that!) it is Finnish - so for the moment I think it might be Kaj Franck- or one of his collaborators because the exact shape is not in the Designlasin Hintakirja.
I think that somewhere in the seventies all glass factories made a version of it because there was a demand.
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