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« on: June 09, 2006, 04:12:17 PM »
Hiya,

I have a Swedish (I think) glass viking figure that I'd like an ID on the company please.  It's virtually identical in design to a ceramic viking I once owned that was designed by Taisto Kaasinen for Upsala-Ekeby however as far as I know Upsala-Ekeby only manufactured ceramic items.  I also have a glass viking figure by Pukeberg and a glass viking longboat by Lindshammer.  I've given a link to my unknown Swedish viking below and underneath it the Pukeberg and Lindshammer purely for comparative purposes.  Any help would be great.  Cheers, Pip.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/viking0001.jpg
(Swedish glass viking – maker unknown)

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/pukebergviking0001.jpg
(Pukeberg glass viking)

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/pips-trip/lindshammer0001.jpg
(Lindshammer glass Viking Longboat)


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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2006, 04:17:15 PM »
Awwwww you must have missed the fab thread on Pukeberg vikings, then
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Okay I know the one on the left is a troll.
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,1982.0.html
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 04:22:08 PM »
:D Yes I certainly did miss that one Ivo (think it was before my time here!) ahh - it's Pukeberg then and I'm certain is from the same design by Taisto Kaasinen that Upsala-Ekeby used for their ceramic one.  I must say, I particularly like the funny looking little one to the left ....

Thanks Ivo - you answered that one quickly for me!


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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 06:54:49 PM »
Pip, there's another Viking ship as well...
http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-649

I love these models! I have the tallest of Ivo's Vikings and a polar bear (both Pukeberg) as well.


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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006, 07:33:30 PM »
Quote from: "Anne"
Pip, there's another Viking ship as well...
http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-649

I love these models! I have the tallest of Ivo's Vikings and a polar bear (both Pukeberg) as well.


Oooooh that's nice Anne - it looks a lot bigger than my wee little one - it's only 2.5 inches tall.  I agree they're all fab :-)  My ceramic Upsala-Ekeby viking was the first one I had - he's now living with his new owner in America.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006, 10:23:10 PM »
It's not much bigger than yours Pip... from memory (as it's tucked away in the cupboard whilst I'm decorating) it's probably about 3" high and 4" wide.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2006, 06:59:38 AM »
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I have the tallest of Ivo's Vikings and a polar bear


Some time ago I found the tallest one in about 12" (!) on a market. It weighed 6 pounds the asking price was a bit steep so I didn't get it. :shock:  :shock:
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2006, 12:42:27 PM »
Crikey!!! A 12 in tall glass viking weighing 6 pounds - can't be many of them about, where on earth would you put the blimmin' thing?

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2006, 01:00:21 PM »
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Crikey!!! A 12 in tall glass viking weighing 6 pounds - can't be many of them about, where on earth would you put the blimmin' thing?


I'd give it a home on a windowsill here.  12" wow!    8)

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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 01:31:10 PM »
Thought it may be useful to add my latest Viking to this thread... he's a Holmegaard one, and at 7" towers over the others - middle one (6") is Pukeberg (labelled), smallest one (2") is also Pukeberg I think? Can someone confirm the latter please as mine's not labelled and he's languishing in the unknown section of the Glass Zoo at the moment as the Zookeeper won't let him join his pal unless he's positively identified as Pukeberg! ;)  http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5361


 

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