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Author Topic: Bertil Vallien Boda Strange Vessel  (Read 1800 times)

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Offline horochar

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Bertil Vallien Boda Strange Vessel
« on: March 12, 2006, 03:08:50 PM »
I obtained this oddity at an antique store yesterday, without a clue as to its intended function (I'm assuming it to be vintage late 1960s).  The seller isn't sure the stand is original to the piece, although they were apparently purchased together at an estate sale, and the label is upside down when the piece sits in stand.  Any help would be appreciated to solve this mystery.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2006, 05:50:45 PM »
Possibly a stirup cup?
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2006, 05:54:47 PM »
How big is it?
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2006, 06:32:16 PM »
Hi, Can you see any small holes around the knobbly top part? I say this because I recall my mother having a set similar to these back in the 60's/70's and I do believe that her ones were flour/sugar shakers!!! Just a thought

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2006, 08:06:11 PM »
Hi all,

I am new to this forum, and I thought that I would start off by contributing a bit. :wink:

This Vallien-piece was a very popular going away-present (filled with candy) in the seventies (I think, possibly later) here in Sweden. The stand is not original to the piece.

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2006, 10:09:13 PM »
Thanks all.  I like the answers, candy holder or stirrup cup.  Either is good.  Now I'll have to pick my poison!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2006, 07:20:06 AM »
cjf (welcome to the board, you're an asset to its diversity!) is absolutely right, of course. It is from the time when kitchen containers were turned upside down and stoppered on the underside - I have one from Iittala.

 

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