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Offline Jazzy64

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Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« on: July 08, 2012, 03:00:32 PM »
Hello,

Please can you help identify this vase and signature please (glass factory?)?  The photo is a bit blury - apologies - but it looks like STM/73  ????   :-\

The vase is approximately 11 inches tall and is mould blown.  There is a bark effect with what appears to be a face in the middle of a tree trunk.  The vase has a hot finished rim.

If anyone can help, I would be most grateful.

Em

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Re: Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 12:43:49 AM »
Interesting piece but the photographs just don't  cut it. Please try again ;-)

Go over the signature with talc or a pencil to add contrast. Don try to get to close and crop picture later.

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Re: Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 09:45:46 PM »
I have the same vase that I purchased in Sweden in 1974. It is signed and date 1974. I also have the wine glasses and highball glasses. The wine glasses are dated 1975. Would love to know more about them! Thank you for your assistance.

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Re: Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 10:54:34 PM »
Hi Lisa, welcome to the Board and thanks for adding your post and the clear pics to this older thread.

I know virtually nothing about this type of glass and I certainly do not recognise the signature on the base. But I wonder if the "textured" style could p[opiint to Iittala, Finland. There are some  items on eBay, for example, with broadly similar looking "textured" design style that are described as Iittala.



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Re: Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 12:14:54 PM »
Hello Kevin,

Thank you for responding. I have seen the pieces you mentioned from Finland and they do look similar. I purchased them in Arvika Sweden, a small city ( where I spent my Summers ) that is close to the Norwegian boarder. I really thought it was Orrefors or maybe Kosta Boda. I will continue to look for my paperwork and research online. Here are two more pieces from my set.

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Re: Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 06:15:24 AM »
The ciphers in the base would be EM for Eugen Montelin who designed this series (of 15 pcs) called Montelin for Hyllinge Glashytta in Sweden before the Hyllinge glassworks were acquired by the Finnish Humppila in 1972 as they needed the extra production capacity. So this series was even in Humppila catalogue in 1973.

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Re: Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 01:41:21 PM »
Thank you PX for all your information. I now have a name to research! Interesting that it started out in Sweden and moved to Finland.

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Re: Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 07:05:14 PM »
Hello px,

Could you let me know where I could view the catalog from 1973? What I was able to find is that EM designed these pieces in 1969 maybe before at Glimma glassworks then moved on to Hyllinge Glashytta in 1970 then maybe to Bjorkshult and Reijmyre in 1974. Not much information on EM. It has been fun and time consuming looking at all the different sites. I appreciate all the help!

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Re: Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 09:34:47 AM »
Hello px,

Could you let me know where I could view the catalog from 1973? ....

Lisa

Sorry Lisa, I wouldn't know. I just have the information mentioned in a book/bulletin by Finnish glassmuseum, about Humppila Glassworks.
They say the Montelin-collection of 15 different pieces was taken on the production in 1973 and that he had designed it earlier and that it had been in production in Hyllinge already before the Humppila era.

Glad to have been able to help somewhat otherwise, anyhow. :)

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Re: Glass vase - bark effect with face in it - signed
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 11:11:01 AM »
Px,

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I will check information on Humppila.

Lisa
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