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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2012, 12:10:17 AM »
Orrefors HU 1598/5 is a very strong contender, as Ivo has been suggesting. The shape is exactly right, but I can't find the dimensions listed anywhere. I've only seen a b & w photo of the piece, which was designed in 1937, so I've no idea of the colours. The green still looks a little unusual to me. 

The lack of a signature would concern me a little, although there is a great deal of wear on the base. I remember a vase a couple of years that was identical to a Lindstrand Balinese dancer vase. It had no signature. I was certain it was Lindstrand until I saw the vase on the front cover of a Czech publication from about 1946. I think Lobmeyr had made it.

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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2012, 10:13:36 AM »
Orrefors HU 1598/5 is a very strong contender, as Ivo has been suggesting. The shape is exactly right, but I can't find the dimensions listed anywhere

that is easily settled. Mine is 28.8 cm diameter and the height is 6 cm.  The small one is diameter 15.9, height 6.5 cm.
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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2012, 11:11:11 PM »
That would settle it for me. It's Orrefors. Sorry to take so long to agree with you, Ivo.

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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2012, 09:56:49 PM »
Orrefors does seem the best bet, although I haven't yet found a large bowl made in coloured glass, and the bases of the Orrefors seem to be much flatter, without the rather rough grinding of the base of the lobes.  If the basic shape was made over a long period of time, maybe they perfected the process.  I have found a clear bowl the same width as mine, 27cm, but shallower at 6cm, mine is 7cm:

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/57529080/VINTAGE_ORREFORS_CLEAR_CRYSTAL_DISH_CENTREPIECE_ACID_MARKED_ORREFORS_HU_1598_5.html

The base looks quite different from mine, but the profile is almost identical.  I've also found a piece of Orrefors in a similar colour, although a very different object (you have to scroll down a long way to see the Orrefors apple):

http://hisforhome.wordpress.com/2008/03/

It looks like my bowl might be a scarce survivor, or perhaps not many were made in the first place!  If you threw one of these in a family row it would certainly make a satisfying crash, but lots of broken glass to clear up afterwards . . .

Many thanks for all the input,

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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 03:00:28 AM »
Valerie.

The shape and the size are exactly right for Orrefors HU 1598/5 as I've seen the photographs of the bowl in Orrefors advertising material.  The bowl was the fifth (hence /5) of a series or different shaped items with the six lobes being the common denominator.  It was only the colour I hadn't seen before.

If Ivo says he believes they have been in production for a long time, I believe him. He is extremely knowledgeable and reliable.

Please don't throw it...

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Re: Heavy glass bowl, six-lobed, ID please
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2012, 02:35:36 PM »
Thank you, David, I will regard this as Orrefors HU 1598/5, and do the occasional Google search in the hope of coming across another coloured one.  Don't worry, I won't throw it, I was just wondering, mine can't be the only one they made in green over the years, what has happened to all the others?

Thanks to all,

Valerie


 

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