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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2007, 07:29:54 AM »
Good morning, Anne. Found a translation of "The ballad of Holger Danske", here it is:

http://hca.gilead.org.il/holger_d.html

If you clusty or google image "Holger Danske" you can see the actual sculpture that is in Elsinore.
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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2007, 02:27:37 PM »
Aine, thank you for that. I've just read through it - fascinating!  I found images of the statue as well - and I can see why you are suggesting my Viking is Holger Danske. I rather hope he is - it'd be nice to think I have a Danish guardian on my mantleshelf. Being a northerner with many red-haired relations I suspect we have Scandinavian blood in our ancestry somewhere, which may explain why I find these figures so appealing!  ;D


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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2007, 06:54:20 AM »
Can't find Glen's 12" Viking anywhere, would love to see it..

Anne, if you also like:
 Raw fish, black pudding with cinnamon on it  :o , pork crackling minus the pork (smells like old f*rts but tastes wonderful) and smoked eel then you definitely have Viking blood!  ;D

Hope your guardian watches over you!


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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2008, 01:15:33 AM »
http://www.midnightsun-designs.com/default.asp?page=designer16.asp shows the disputed Viking as a Lindshammar design as well.  Added for reference.


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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2008, 08:20:24 AM »
Hi Pip i have the Pukeberg Viking like yours with a label under the back of his skirt it says
formgiven av uno westerberg for ab rodem and on the front has part of the pukeberg label .jp

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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2008, 04:13:40 PM »
Uno Westerberg was the designer of that Viking JP - mine has the same label, although he's been sunbathing as he's gone a nice shade of (sun) purple!  ::)

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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2008, 07:14:42 AM »
Good morning:

Lindshammar Glasbruk is now officially closed.

Christer Sjogren was still at Lindshammar in the 1990's when I spent time at the glass works doing research on Edvin Ohrstrom. They were friends and shared ideas about glass design.

Olle Alberius designed a Viking figure for Orrefors. It was hand cut and polished and available in the late 1980's early 1990's. The form was not large.

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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2008, 05:59:12 PM »
Is this the Olle Alberius one Bill? 7.2cm high

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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2008, 07:32:31 AM »
Hi.
Yes that looks like the Viking by Olle.

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Re: Swedish Glass Viking figure
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2008, 08:40:51 AM »
Thanks Bill,

we had 17 of these little chaps originally and searched all over for a designer without any luck...

much appreciated,

Martyn.


 

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