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Offline dtnflyrfan

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Orrefors Ballerina Vase - circa - 1980
« on: June 27, 2006, 07:25:53 PM »
A number of years ago my wife found an Orrefors vase with a ballerina etched on one side looking into her mirror reflection on the other.  It was at a Jaccard's jewlery store in Dayton Ohio. Being rather pricey at the time she didn't buy it and I have trid to find it since - too no avail.  

Our 25th Anniversary is approaching and I'm at it once again.

Any information would be appreciated.  I don't even know the piece's name or who designed it.  I'm 90% sure it was Orrefors.

Many thanks.


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006, 05:50:26 AM »
I've had a look for your vase Dtnflyrfan, but haven't come up with anything, but I'm just letting you know we've seen your question.  :wink:   Sometimes it takes a little while to get an answer, especially if it's something specific.  :)  Hopefully someone will be able to help you soon.

It sounds like a romantic idea you have, what a lovely hubby you are!  :D
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006, 08:56:26 AM »
http://i5.tinypic.com/1605xkn.jpg

Probably not what you meant, seen date 1980, as this is older. A leerdam vase with ballerina also exported to the U.S, as I have only seen them on EbayUS a couple of times in the past . Could be mistaken for Orrefors as well.
If not what you are looking for, probably nice alternative?
Good luck finding,

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006, 12:04:41 PM »
Glasshypo, I agree the vase you found certainly resembles Orrefors and, truthfully, I'm not 100% certain the vase I'm looking for is Orrefors.  The depicted scene, however, on the vase I seek shows a ballerina at a ballet barre stretching.  Her reflection is seen in the mirror on the opposite side of the vase. Hope that helps.

Thank you for taking the time to look.  I just learned of this forum yesterday and am quite hopeful it will lead to the elusive vase  :D


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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2006, 10:31:37 AM »
Can anyone help this gentleman?  I said I'd bump it up for him if he wasn't lucky.  Is Bill available for comment perhaps?

It'd be nice to help this chap with his romantic gesture.   :)
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2006, 03:02:05 PM »
Thanks for looking out for me, Max.


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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2006, 06:20:50 PM »
I have looked at Orrefors catalogs from 1917 through 1960 and Kosta catalogs during the rein of Vicke Lindstrand as head of design.

The image of the ballerina could not be found and the crystal form did not appear in my quick review of the catalogs.

Therefore, I must say the copper wheel engraving is not Orrefors or Kosta.

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2006, 08:45:08 PM »
It might be worth following up with Baccarat, Daum and Steuben. They are possible candidates for such work sold through such an outlet.

As a long shot, try the jewellers first - you never know, it could be unsold sitting on a shelf in their office :shock: but someone there might be able to hint at other makers.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006, 06:45:06 AM »
Thank you so much for taking the time to search the catalogues Bill, it's very kind of you.  :D  xx  

I hope you manage to find who made the vase you remember dtnflyrfan.  :)
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2006, 03:00:30 PM »
Bill, Frank and Max...

Thanks for your help and your replies.  It is helpful to know the work probably is not Orrefors.  I'm not sure what the reference to the copper wheel means, though.

I will keep looking and if I find it, I'll be sure to let you know.

dtnflyrfan

 

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