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Alsterfors, Ryd?
« on: September 15, 2012, 03:07:18 PM »
Just bought - lovely hooped vase in bright orange - 8" high cased to inside in white - Could it be Alsterfors or maybe Ryd, or other factory.

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Re: Alsterfors, Ryd?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 09:00:28 PM »
Ryd, the proportions are a little different from the Alsterfors vases. The hoops are a bit big and they start higher up the vase.
Blue Ryd, Orange Alsterfors in this photo for comparison.

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Re: Alsterfors, Ryd?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 09:03:11 PM »
Then again, maybe not. ???

It looks more like the Alsterfors now.


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Re: Alsterfors, Ryd?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 09:28:56 PM »
The hoops seem a bit rounder than the Alsterfors. The rim on mine is hot worked, I don't know if the rim on the Alsterfors is, or is it polished. I have two P Strom vases and they have thick walls with good casing. The walls on this are quite thin. However I know what you mean, it looks somewhere in between your two examples, so could it even be another company?

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Re: Alsterfors, Ryd?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 06:41:07 PM »
The Alsterfors vase had a rim that was ground and polished, it was thick walled. The Ryd versions come in at least two sizes, cased and uncased but much thinner glass and with a fire polished rim.

Those two vases in my photo were not the same height but hopefully the difference in proportions is useful. Given that the Ryd ones were made in different sizes I am back to thinking yours is one of them, that pale blue one in the photo was a bit taller at 11 or 12 inches (about 30cm).

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Re: Alsterfors, Ryd?
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 04:57:01 PM »
These shapes are incredibly confusing as it seems a fair number of glassworks have produced similar designs.

The Alsterfors vases have hot worked rims(unlike Strom's glass).
I have three different sizes, all labelled. I also have a Ryd vase which is labelled with fire polished rim, I do recall the glass being slightly thinner and same height as Alsterfors.
Unfortunately, I'm not at home to do a side-by-side photo of them.

I do have these pics which as you can see, the spacing of the rings are slightly different, the Alsterfors ones are spaced wider apart.
It would seem that yours Adam, is probably by Ryd(but only probably!).
Sorry about these pics, they're old! I need to take new ones!
Here are some old pictures of the Alsterfors vase i have:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/art-of-glass/sets/72157615369127066/

and this is the Ryd vase:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/art-of-glass/sets/72157624484006438/


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Re: Alsterfors, Ryd?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 07:58:09 PM »
Having had a bit of a web search, I feel happy to attribute this vase to Ryd.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ryd-60s-70s-orange-cased-scandinavian-168619485. For example.

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Re: Alsterfors, Ryd?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 10:13:13 AM »
Here is a picture of vase I had - looks very similar, not cased and smaller than one I posted - looks kinda like Alsterfors but I don't think it is?

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