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Offline Pinkspoons

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Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« on: December 19, 2012, 01:29:59 AM »
Does anyone know of a Boda Afors designer with the initials G.N.? I've a few oil bottles that came wrapped in their original factory paper marked with the code GN4004 (if memory serves - I packed them away without photographing them!).

I know that the codes on Bertil Vallien pieces always start BV... so I presume this carried forward for other designers at the works.


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Re: Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 07:31:44 AM »
Could the N be an H?
Ernst Gordon pieces are signed GH
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Re: Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 07:38:24 AM »
Gunnel Nyman perhaps ,,, just a guess ,  i am good at that  :-\ Guessing wrong .


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Re: Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 11:28:38 AM »
Gunnel Nyman perhaps ,,, just a guess ,  i am good at that  :-\ Guessing wrong .
I don't think Gunnel Nyman ever worked at Boda ┼fors


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Re: Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 11:28:51 AM »
Nyman was my first thought, being the only GN glass designer I could think of, but there's no record that she ever designed for Boda Afors.

But I think kisslikeether has got the answer anyway. I went up to photograph the items, and the first one I grabbed definitely had GN... but then I looked at all the others and they were GH.

Typically, the first one I looked at - the only one I'd looked at until that point - had distorted lettering (the one on the left in the photo below).

Ernest Gordon it is, then. Thanks.  :)


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Re: Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 01:53:37 PM »
Glad to oblige Nic!


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Re: Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 09:46:21 PM »
thought you might like these - unsigned but I know were owned by Ernest.


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Re: Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 09:49:27 PM »
Thanks for that - there's certainly a similarity of form in the jug.

Any idea the kind of date these pieces might have been designed?


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Re: Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 10:22:19 PM »
He was at Afors until 1961, and then I think he came back to the UK.

however the pic below (which share some similarities and is numbered GH 3025) comes from the same catalogue as his earliest bits, so could have been designed right at the beginning - so sorry, between mid 50's and 61' (not much help)


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Re: Boda Afors designer with initials 'GN'
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 07:37:14 PM »
Thanks anyway - a little information is always better than no information.

Here's a better photo of the bottles... for posterity.  ;D

 

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