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Offline essi

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amber glass carafe with ship medallion
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:23:18 PM »
thanks to all the wonderful help from the people on this site i am gradually putting some names to the unidentified pieces in my collection.
this piece was bought because i am a fan of erik hoglund but i do not think this is one of his .
it stands 11 inches tall and 7.5 inches at the base.
the prunt on the side seems to represent an old ship in sail? but the impresion is not very sharp.
there is no signature on the base.
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Re: amber glass
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 11:15:10 AM »
It reminds me of a Holmegaard Viking carafe designed by Ole Winther, but without its pouring spout.  ???
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Re: amber glass
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 10:28:22 PM »
thanks for the swift reply anne,your suggestion sort of answered a couple of thoughts i had yesterday.
when i picked the carafe up to take some pictures,the tapering neck did not seem to be the best design for a bottom heavy vessel.also it crossed my mind that the ship did look like a viking ship(honest!!!).
the base is flat and does not have a large kick up base like the ole winther carafe.
and has an unpolished broken pontil mark.
i dont suppose holmegaard let trial pieces out of the factory? or did they?
thanks again.


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Re: amber glass
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 12:53:48 AM »
Almost looks like some of the Blenko (USA) applied medallion pieces designed by Wayne Husted in the 1950's.   

What does the pontil mark look like?
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Re: amber glass
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 08:17:59 PM »
thanks for the reply cubby.
not so well up on blenko glass but had a look in my 20 th century factory glass book and some of the shapes and  the colour look good.
scandinavian? american?
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Re: amber glass carafe with ship medallion
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 02:14:21 AM »
I've only one or two Holmegaard so can't say much about it, but that pontil scar in your picture looks like what I see on my Blenko pieces.  I thought Holmegaard bottles/vases were ground/polished at the pontil?  Hoglund/Boda pieces were ground as well weren't they?

I looked though several Blenko resources but didn't see that design.  I'm nearly positive though, that I've seen that prunt or medallion somewhere before - maybe on this site a few years ago.  Good luck with the search.
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Re: amber glass carafe with ship medallion
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 05:43:43 AM »
Nope the holmegaard bottles have a kicked up base, I think they are blown into a mould.

I have a couple lurking downstairs.


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Re: amber glass carafe with ship medallion
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 08:58:22 AM »
I think the Holmegaards are machine-blown with a possibly hand-finished spout.  :)
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Re: amber glass carafe with ship medallion
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 09:26:15 AM »
The 1955 Ole Winther "Viking" decanter is not hand made or well finished. Unless mine is a fake, of course. :o
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Re: amber glass carafe with ship medallion
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 03:13:35 PM »
As others have said, the Viking bottles are auto-blown (like milk bottles, although with an intentionally coarse look) and hand-finished (pouring spout and applied medallion).

The decanter in the original post doesn't really gel with Holmegaard production. Can't really add anything beyond that, though.

 

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