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Author Topic: Red vase - ID = Riihimäen lasi  (Read 1709 times)

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Offline Buttakup

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Red vase - ID = Riihimäen lasi
« on: January 31, 2013, 08:53:27 AM »
Hi,
This looks like Scandinavian glass to me but have been unable to identify it.
Has anyone got any ideas?
Stands about 8 inches tall
Many thanks

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Re: Alsterforrs? Red vase.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 09:17:44 AM »
Nice one. This is a Riihimäenlasi vase by Tamara Aladin.

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Re: Alsterforrs? Red vase.
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 09:31:18 AM »
Thanks Ivo,
That's great news.
Got this and another similar from a charity shop.
The other one looks like an Alsterforrs(sp?) piece I've seen on 20th century glass
Thanks again

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Re: Alsterforrs? Red vase.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 09:53:43 AM »
(Alsterfors is the spelling).

Your vase is one of the four shapes that the Tulppaani (Tulip) vases by Tamara Aladin are found in: http://www.designlasi.com/en/esinehaku?hakusana=&vamistaja=All&muotoilija=All&tarkoitus=All&sarja=326

John

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Re: Alsterforrs? Red vase.
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 04:03:27 PM »
Thanks very much John.
That's really helpful.
I do love the look of the Scandinavian glass but know very little. Can you recommend any good books for a beginner?

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Re: Alsterforrs? Red vase.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 06:51:49 PM »
Tricky question, Millers 20th Century Glass by Andy McConnell is quite good but it has become very expensive. There must be others, one that I don't have is Creative Energies by William Geary, can anyone with a copy tell us what it is like? The Leslie Pina books Fire & Sea and also Smoke & Ice though far from perfect have their uses but again they are not cheap.


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Re: Alsterforrs? Red vase.
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 07:18:47 PM »
I gather Andy McConnell is also currently working on a new Swedish Glass Book...., Focusing on designers Vicke Lindstrand, Erik Hoglund, Goran Warff, Bertil Vallien, Lars Hellsten & Signe Persson Melin. I think all being well is due to be published sometime in the Autumn. - One to keep an eye out for!

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Re: Alsterforrs? Red vase.
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 07:24:11 PM »
That's great,thanks guys.
Will put them on my wishlist and keep an eye out.
Thanks very much

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Re: Alsterforrs? Red vase.
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 10:07:23 AM »
Just to mention, there is some useful GMB info in the following link....

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,23766.0.html

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Re: Alsterforrs? Red vase.
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 01:24:38 PM »
Thanks Greg,
Consider it done!
Many thanks

 

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