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Scandi Bottle - Who Made Me?

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horochar:
Here's a large bottle that I assume is Scandinavian, circa mid to late 1960s.  Anyone know who designed and made it?  Boda?  Holmegaard?
Thanks,
Charles.

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Pip:
hmmm it looks Holmegaard to me - the shape of the bottle reminiscent of the Gulvases (although not the rim).  I've also seen this shade of green from Holmegaard and the base looks right - that would be my guess anyway for what it's worth.

horochar:
I'm pretty confident it's Swedish or Danish, not Italian and not intended to be used for food.  It was carefully hand blown, with the feel of reasonably high quality glass, not throwaway glass.  I do have a smaller version of this in clear, that was purchased a a different time, so I think this is a production piece and not studio glass.

Pinkspoons:
It looks Italian to me also. This colour is quite common across a lot of Euopean glassmakers, but the shape I associate with Italian glass.

When did Italy become so readily associated with shoddy glass? :lol: I've had more than a few quality pieces of Italian glass in the past - sometimes better finished than Scandi glass.

horochar:
Italian glass is great.  I collect it, too.  My comment about throw-away glass was addressed to function and not country of origin.  I don't believe this is the sort of glass that would come filled with olive oil (even at Fortnum & Masons)!  If this is Italian, I'd assume it's from Empoli rather than Murano.

Thanks,
Charles.

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