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Offline mikebonne

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Is this Scandinavian crystal?
« on: September 01, 2012, 08:22:58 PM »
Hello and thanks for everyones help on my items.  I am struggling to find the maker and the USE of this piece of crystal.  One way up it looks like a candle holder and then if you turn it over it could easily be a stand of some sort.  I am assuming it is Scandinavian??  Any ideas Please.  markus


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Re: Is this Scandinavian crystal?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 04:55:24 AM »
Markus, It's a potwarmer, probably German, possibly by Georgeshutte or Becker - I have one labelled in the same style. You put a tealight in it and pop your teapot on top to keep it warm. Here are three of mine for comparison: http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/thumbnails.php?album=27 although there are a few dozen different styles made.


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Re: Is this Scandinavian crystal?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 12:04:07 PM »
Aha! I've been mulling over this piece for a few months now

holds 3 tealights weighs a hefty 2.1kg must be for warming  large pots!

but same family I think? would you agree?

Cheers!
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Re: Is this Scandinavian crystal?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 05:14:14 PM »
I'd say so, Mel. Yours must be for a very big teapot! :)


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Re: Is this Scandinavian crystal?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 06:31:13 AM »
It's probably a posh version of the food warmers you get in Chinese restaurants


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Re: Is this Scandinavian crystal?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 07:00:36 PM »
Hi,

I know that Lindshammar made a very similar if not identical tealight holder.

Nneil


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Re: Is this Scandinavian crystal?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 08:42:52 PM »
I found what I think is a match for the one Markus has above in a LaVida (a Germany company) catalogue. It's a pattern named Olives (presumably from the shape of the supports! :)  I didn't know Lindshammar made them too, that's useful to know, thanks Neil. I love these and keep adding to the collection when I find them! (Not that I have space for them, but they are usable, so I justify it on those grounds.)


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Re: Is this Scandinavian crystal?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 11:09:41 PM »
This is German made. I have one with the original box somewhere.
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