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Offline MANDI

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I bought this in Amsterdam this week. It is a heavy chunk of crystal , weighs 1323kg and looks to be Scandinavian perhaps? It measures 4 " high and 3" across. Acid etched mark looks like B & H. y026 but difficult to read so probably not exact. The head looks a little like a Picasso style face. Large nose and triangular features.
I can't get my photos small enough to feature here - will keep trying.
I would like to know who made it!
Mandi


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Re: Crystal block sculpture of man's head acid etched mark
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 12:15:09 PM »
 :)
Hello and welcome! I'm sure somebody will be able to help with this, you'll just have to wait until the right person comes along though.
An image of the mark would help no end.

To capture it on camera, take a tiny amount of talcum powder, (or fine flour) and apply it to the mark, wiping off the excess gently. Some white powder will stick in the etched bits and bring it right up.
Photographing it, at a slight angle (to cut down reflection) against a dark background will hopefully, produce something somebody will recognise.
Nice thing, I'd agree, Scandi-ish.

Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Crystal block sculpture of man's head acid etched mark
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 01:39:49 PM »
Looks like a Höglund head?
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Re: Crystal block sculpture of man's head acid etched mark
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 01:51:44 PM »
 ;)
I was suspecting it might be Hoglund, but was too scared to say it first.
I'll send John here for a peek. :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Crystal block sculpture of man's head acid etched mark
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 01:59:01 PM »
Looks like a Höglund head?

Thank you I shall have a look and Google it!
Mandi


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Re: Crystal block sculpture of man's head acid etched mark
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 02:07:28 PM »
No need, Mandi - I've found John's albums and it's there.  :)

https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/ErikHoglund

Eric Hoglund. Confirmed. :D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Crystal block sculpture of man's head acid etched mark
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2012, 02:40:03 PM »
No need, Mandi - I've found John's albums and it's there.  :)

https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/ErikHoglund

Eric Hoglund. Confirmed. :D
Well I am amazed at all the knowledge - bought the head in Amsterdam Friday - joined this message board this morning and got an answer immediately. Have a drink on me everyone! I will return again.
Mandi


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Re: Crystal block sculpture of man's head acid etched mark
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 03:03:03 PM »
 ;D
heehee, we'll get you completely addicted very soon.
Looking forward to seeing you around!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Crystal block sculpture of man's head acid etched mark
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 06:28:56 PM »
The etched mark will be Boda H 1076, assuming I read mine correctly.

In a Boda retail price list from 1965 they are described as "Bookend" and cost $14.25 USD.

John


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Re: Crystal block sculpture of man's head acid etched mark
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2012, 06:32:16 PM »
Thanks, John.  :-*
Cheers, Sue (M)

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