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Offline gfirob

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Gunnel Nyman attracts attention
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:07:30 PM »
I don't know if anybody else has been watching the Gunnel Nyman Serpentine vase on Bukowskis auction site.  It is an early one, signed with acid, but it has bad water staining.  I entertained the fantasy of putting in a bid when they estimated the sale price pretty low, but the bidding has already doubled the estimate with six more days to go, even with the water stain.  It's more than 16 inches tall too, a very nice piece.  I wonder what the final number will be.

Well, we can always dream...


Offline taylog1

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Re: Gunnel Nyman attracts attention
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Offline gfirob

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Re: Gunnel Nyman attracts attention
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 10:34:11 PM »
I think you're right.  Here is the auction:
http://www.bukowskismarket.com/items/334964-vas-glas-serpentine-gunnel-nyman-nuutajarvi-notsjo-finland

Maybe the estimate was so low because of the condition.  It's at about 1300 Euros with three days left.  These were in production for 10 years, I think, you'd think they'd be a little more common, but I guess not.
Rob



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Re: Gunnel Nyman attracts attention
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 07:51:06 AM »
Water staining is a very easy and very cheap restoration - it tends not to dent the value of coveted pieces all that very much.


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Re: Gunnel Nyman attracts attention
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 02:36:50 PM »
How is it done?  I had looked into the system that is used for cleaning antique bottle interiors here in the States, using a tumbling system with a polishing compound and copper wire bits or glass beads.  But the system is kind of elaborate.  Is this the kind of method you are talking about?  I've seen some pretty nice glass go by with bad water staining and its usually pretty cheap as a result, but something like this Nyman piece is in another price universe (as we are seeing).

Thanks


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Re: Gunnel Nyman attracts attention
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 05:12:16 PM »
There were a couple of spectacular Nyman pieces in Bukowski's spring B&M auction, done before her involvement with Nuutajärvi, for Karhula and Riihimaen respectively—with prices to match!!!

http://www.bukowskis.com/auctions/F162/207-gunnel-nyman-vas

http://www.bukowskis.com/auctions/F162/199-gunnel-gustafsson-nyman-vas
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Re: Gunnel Nyman attracts attention
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 05:27:45 PM »
Oh my, not too shabby...

What a lovely pair, thanks for that, I hadn't seen them.

A little rich for my blood, but very beautiful examples of her earlier work.

I've seen a number of what were to me pretty good bargains on Bukowskis, but the shipping from Sweden is severe ($400 for a piece of glass).  This is using an art shipping service, but still, the price is brutal.  And of course I see all kinds of stuff there that we rarely see here at all.
Rob


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Re: Gunnel Nyman attracts attention
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 09:06:58 AM »
How is it done?

There are a fair few threads on here about removing staining yourself with only the minimal amount of equipment and outlay (essentially, a sponge on a stick with a cerium oxide slurry close to hand), but for the occasional restoration you'd probably be better off going to a restorer and having them do it for just a few £ / €.


 

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