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Offline chuggy

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Orrefors fish graal question
« on: August 17, 2006, 06:42:03 PM »
I've got a superb example of a fish graal vase, sold all the others over the years but always hung onto this one. Question is I was reading somewhere the other day that these were introduced in 1954, now my one is dated 1945 and hand signed as shown, so just when were these first produced.

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006, 06:55:21 PM »
According to Lesley Jackson (20th century factory glass) Hald created the first of his Fish Graal patterns in 1936. After the war Hald returned to his favoured medium - engraving. Can I see a picture, pretty please  :D

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2006, 07:10:52 PM »
Always happy to oblige, it's just got the best mix of fish and details of any thant I've owned.

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006, 07:26:59 PM »
I WANT ONE!  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:

I've just noticed that Ivo has the graal year numbering in his book, but I can't quite make out your number

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 07:30:34 PM »
Number is 2360, it might be available as part of the current clear out.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006, 09:39:41 PM »
There are *identical* ones shown in Bill Gearys' book 'Scandinavian Glass - Creative Energies'.  One is slightly taller, one is slightly more spherical than yours.  Just for your information.  :D
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006, 09:50:59 PM »
The beauty of these is they claim no 2 are ever the same with the designs of the fish and weeds etc always different. I've had about a dozen over the years and this is definitely the best decorated of them.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2006, 11:19:17 PM »
One of the stalls at last year's Harrogate Glass Fair had several of these and they are superb. I drooled!  :roll:

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2006, 06:36:15 PM »
The first drawings by Edward Hald for fish graal appeared in 1936

The graal number is from the year 1946.

It is my understanding the fish graal were produced until 1987. Large quanities were produced estimated at 30,000.

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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2006, 09:49:19 PM »
Thanks Bill I guess that taking the war years into account then this one from 1945/6 will rank as quite an early one.
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