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Offline lambden

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« on: May 05, 2006, 09:07:41 PM »
Can anyone tell me anything about this, I think it is Scandinavian, it has two signatures Kumela and Jacob I think, why would it have two signatures?



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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006, 09:13:10 PM »
I'd like a better photo of the item really...I can't see it very well.  

I was thinking it looked quite Italian...and then it made sense to me.   The Kumela signature looks correct, comparing it against one I have here, and the signature is by Armando Jacobino, Italian master glassblower who worked for Kumela in the late 50's.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006, 09:15:28 PM »
I think the signature is for Armando Jacobino (1922-1970) worked for Kumela Riihimaki from 1959-1970.  :D

Edit: sorry Max, we posted at the same time. :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2006, 09:17:38 PM »
Just looked it up for you, and thought you might like to know that Kumela stopped trading as Kumela in the early 70's. I have a bit of a soft spot for that company as it's no longer producing glass under that name.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2006, 02:57:50 PM »
Sorry to be so dumb was Kumela the glass works and where did it originate from and what do the initals before Kumela stand for, I loved this piece did I get a good buy for £30.00
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2006, 03:14:32 PM »
Hi Lambden,
Not dumb at all. :D

The two letters before Kumela are Oy, which is an abbreviation for Osakeyhtiö, which directly translated means "share corporation" or Limited Company.

Kumela was the glassworks located in Riihimaki, Finland.

As to value, I don't have a clue. I don't have any Kumela pieces....yet :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006, 03:22:00 PM »
Thankyou Della.


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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2006, 04:57:17 PM »
I think £30 is a fair price, haven't seen this design before - can only go up in value surely.

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