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Offline bethsbargains

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Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« on: March 22, 2007, 10:33:51 PM »
I bought a chip and dip set on ebay that was supposed to be the Flora pattern.  Although there are similarities, I see differences too in the style of flowers.  Has anyone seen reproductions of this?

http://auctionsuite.com/uploads/48hr_uploads/Iittala%20Flora%20Chip%20&%20Dip%20Side3.jpg

http://auctionsuite.com/uploads/48hr_uploads/Iittala%20Flora%20Chip%20&%20Dip4.jpg

Thanks,  Beth




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Re: Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2007, 12:26:28 AM »
I've seen something like this pattern sold brand new and made in Asia (Indonesia?).


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Re: Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 02:02:05 AM »
Cathy - Thanks.  Do you remember where you saw it?  Beth
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Re: Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 05:24:00 AM »
The pattern I'm thinking of was sold in local homewares shops like House in Canberra (Australia) within the last few years. I don't know whether it's exactly the same as yours--all I noted was that it looked quite like Iittala's Flora. With luck someone who knows more about either or both can help soon!


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Re: Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 08:53:54 PM »
Hi Beth & Cathy,

I do have a catalogue "Oiva Toikka: Glass" which lists the various components of Flora & when they were introduced (the book goes up to c. 1988). Unfortunately I've mis-placed my copy recently but will check it when it eventually comes to light—hopefully soon—I'm currently searching, I just hope I haven't thrown it out with the recycling ;D

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Re: Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2007, 07:21:12 AM »
Hi Beth,
I don't think fake or reproduction is necessarily the case.
Quite often designs can appear either simultaneously, or  with a short intervening period.
Recently I found a Riihimaki pattern that is very similar to Matura's "Praha" table-ware. I would not call either a fake, though there may exist an element of plagiarism, a not uncommon occurence with mass-produced glass.
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Re: Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2007, 12:58:10 AM »
Robbo - Thanks.  I do hope you find it soon.

Marcus - Thanks as well.  I realize that similar designs will always be around and are useful in a lot of ways.  The price will be different, though.

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Re: Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2007, 10:35:24 AM »
Cathy B

Thanks for moving this.

I have since seen more of these reproductions on ebay.  One was from Australia.

Beth
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Re: Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2007, 02:17:43 PM »
As this is not confirmed Scandi should it not be moved to Glass for identification?

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Re: Nuutajarvi Iittala Flora? or Fake
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012, 12:08:55 PM »
I have two sets of salad bowls (9 1/2" and four 4 1/2") that I bought in the '60s or '70s from Bloomingdales (I think). They look a lot like Flora and are made by Italglass in Italy. I think they cost $30-$35 per set. I also have a chip-and-dip set, and I know I couldn't have spent big money for it. Now that I have some authentic Flora pieces, I can see the difference; the Italglass is not as delicate. Replacements does not list a 4 1/2" bowl in Flora.

 

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