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Author Topic: Ekenp's Sweden, 20th Century Flower Vase - ID = Ekenas  (Read 860 times)

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Ekenp's Sweden, 20th Century Flower Vase - ID = Ekenas
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:35:03 PM »
Hello,

This is my first post, apologies in advance if I break any rules.

My parents inherited it from grandparents 20+ years ago. I've tried investigating it myself as there's little info to go on but without success. The vase was likely bought at a flea market in Sweden at some point during the 20th century. It's got the following inscribed in its base:

"EKENP'S SWEDEN B1/T.29.H."

I think E Kenp is the person who made it and possibly in the year 1929. I don't know much beyond that. I'm attaching two photos of the engraving. Unfortunately my (lack of) photoshop skills may prevent me from posting a photo of the vase itself which is small enough to be attachable here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for reading this.

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Re: Ekenp's Sweden, 20th Century Glass Flower Vase
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 12:40:08 PM »
Apologies for replying to my own post, but I finally managed to shrink the photo of the whole vase so that I can now attach it..!

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Re: Ekenp's Sweden, 20th Century Glass Flower Vase
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 12:56:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  :)

I suspect the signature may read Ekenas, relating to Ekenas Glasbruk Sweden.

Hope this helps a little.

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Re: Ekenas Sweden, Glass Flower Vase
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 08:16:53 PM »
Thank you Greg for the tip, that looks very likely.
I was way off with my guesses!

I found the 125Kb max image size a bit limiting so I've placed the full sized versions of the photos on dropbox.
When I googled Ekenas I came across someone who had bought a vase of similar size and volume (but different image engraved on it)

Full size photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vmz9oui79dpegu3/AABgES-hz0GWa2_YuNXyTecDa

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The blog with the similar looking vase:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/115611-ekenas-glass-vase

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Re: Ekenp's Sweden, 20th Century Glass Flower Vase
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 08:44:20 PM »
Thanks for the full size photos.

I'm confident your vase is by Ekenas Glasbruk, they would have produced a wide variety of different engraved designs over the years. There's a brief snap shot of their history in the following link:

http://www.swedenartglass.com/information/glassworks.html#eknńs

Regarding the engraved bird design on your vase, I just came across the following example, which looks very similar, although the shape may be slightly different:

http://bit.ly/1jHTYve

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Re: Ekenp's Sweden, 20th Century Flower Vase - ID = Ekenas
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 06:00:48 AM »
Brilliant, that's virtually the same vase engraving.
Thank you for all your help Greg, I'm indebted to you.

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Re: Ekenp's Sweden, 20th Century Flower Vase - ID = Ekenas
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 09:22:35 AM »
Your welcome. Hope you enjoy the forum.  :)

 

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