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Swedish Green Globular Bowl with Signature
« on: September 10, 2012, 07:09:34 AM »
I inherited a glass bowl, which in my grandmother's inventory was described as a "Swedish Green Glass Bowl".  It is emerald green, about six inches tall and six inches wide, smooth, globular, thick, with a hexagonal opening on the top.  The edges of the hexagonal opening (three and a half inches from point to point) are convex into the opening.  The smooth glass is slightly "paneled" in that the sides of the bowl are slightly thicker under the sides of the hexagonal opening, and slightly thinner under the points of the opening, giving a beautiful variation in the green color  It has a hand-engraved signature on the bottom, from left to right: the letters O F, then the letters L U (with a tail) and the model number 1531.  My grandmother would have probably bought it in the US in the 1930's or 40's.  I have attached two pictures, one of the overall bowl, and one of the signature.   

Could someone help me identify this piece, and the significance of the markings.   Is it a standard piece from a manufacturer's catalogue?  Thanks for your help.

Bob


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Re: Swedish Green Globular Bowl with Signature
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 08:07:21 AM »
 Its Orrefors by V Lindstrand i believe u is for hand made . Made  in 1936, its on  page 124 in the Swedish glass catalogues.jp
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Re: Swedish Green Globular Bowl with Signature
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 11:04:56 AM »
I agree with all of the above - except I thought U was for uncut - ie not engraved.
I have an 8 x 8 inch one of this shape bowl in ice blue, mine is engraved with a bird of paradise  (Edvard Hald design)  on one panel. It is stunning!
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Re: Swedish Green Globular Bowl with Signature
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 11:28:00 AM »
you could be right jak , i was just out of bed without my brain on . As usual . 8)


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Re: Swedish Green Globular Bowl with Signature
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012, 11:56:04 AM »
According to Ivo's little book, Miller's glass fact file a-z (every glassie should have a copy!) LU code translates as follows:  L = Lindstrand, U = oven finished. :)


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Re: Swedish Green Globular Bowl with Signature
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 01:57:16 PM »
Its Orrefors by V Lindstrand i believe u is for hand made . Made  in 1936, its on  page 124 in the Swedish glass catalogues.jp
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JohnPhilip, thank you so much for this ID, and the welcome.  -Bob


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Re: Swedish Green Globular Bowl with Signature
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 01:59:28 PM »
I agree with all of the above - except I thought U was for uncut - ie not engraved.
I have an 8 x 8 inch one of this shape bowl in ice blue, mine is engraved with a bird of paradise  (Edvard Hald design)  on one panel. It is stunning!
Enjoy yours.

Jackie
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Jackie, I really appreciate your sharing your beautiful engraved version of this bowl.  -Bob


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Re: Swedish Green Globular Bowl with Signature
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 02:03:29 PM »
According to Ivo's little book, Miller's glass fact file a-z (every glassie should have a copy!) LU code translates as follows:  L = Lindstrand, U = oven finished. :)

Anne, thank you so much for the additional information and the reference to Miller's glass fact file.  Where can I get a copy?  -Bob


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Re: Swedish Green Globular Bowl with Signature
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 09:06:41 PM »
Hi Bob, I think it may be out of print but you should be able to pick one up on the Amazon Marketplace, they have various copies listed: http://www.amazon.com/Millers-Glass-Fact-Pocket-Facts/dp/1840004290 at a range of prices!  I used to have a small stock of them but have sold out and haven't been able to find any more. Ivo is a member of the board here too.

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