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Offline David E

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Huge stonking lumps of Scandinavian glass
« on: January 04, 2005, 10:28:41 PM »
Hi all,

Got a few pieces of clear glass (not my expertise) that I would value someone's opinions on. They are all large, heavy lumps and one is clearly Orrefors (it says so on the tin), but has a large heraldic coat-of-arms acid-etched or engraved on the base. 3.2kg (7 lbs) in weight!



The other two are a little more ambiguous: the first is a tall ovoid vase with a fish engraved on the side. I have seen other glass attributed to Scandinavian makers like this. A mere 2.1kg...


The last is an engraved fruit bowl. Not sure whether this is Scandinavian; could it be Royal Bohemian? Certainly has a 1960/70s look to it and weighs 3.2kg.


More photos can be seen at http://www.encill.abelalways.co.uk/pages/glass02.html along with dimensions and weights. The entire page is 84KB, including thumbnails (see, we do listen Bernard!  :lol: )

Much appreciated, in advance.

Regards,
David
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2005, 11:26:47 PM »
Hello,

I've looked at your bowl and it looks very like a modern Stuart pattern that is currently on sale.


Hope this helps.

Samantha


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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2005, 11:29:06 PM »
Hi Samantha,

Many thanks for that - just goes to show that looks can be deceptive!

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David
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2005, 07:17:26 AM »
The heraldic device and motto, is that of the Republic of Fiji. (Fear God and honour the Queen)
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2005, 07:50:19 AM »
David:

Delighted that your huge stonking lumps of Scandinavian glass were not accompanied by huge stonking in-line images.   However, I already have you down in my list of those who have seen the light, so, sorry, no popping of champagne corks here.   What I do want to know is how you optimised images that size down to an average of around 4.6Kb?   I don't think the software I use is that good - or is it just that you are better at IrfanView than yours truly.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2005, 08:13:50 AM »
your fish looks like a sturgeon. No clue if it is Polish, Portugese, Swedish or British, though.....
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2005, 09:30:20 AM »
Hi all,

Marcus: Many thanks for this - I would never have guessed Fiji though and assumed it came from one of the Scandinavian Royal houses! Looking a the style of dress worn by the figures I guess it makes sense.

Any thoughts on the Orrefors signature though? From what I can work out, the year could be 1953 (Ravenna) but would the designer be Sven Palmqvist? I'm assuming that long 'scratch' is an elongated 'P'. Does anyone know a Web site that offers this information?

Ivo: Thanks for the fish ID: more interested in the glass ID though  :wink: Surprised you were stumped though.

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What I do want to know is how you optimised images that size down to an average of around 4.6Kb?


Bernard: I've created a separate topic to answer this, otherwise this will become a stonking message!

Best regards,
David
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2005, 01:07:29 PM »
The first item was signed by Edvin Öhrström for Orrefors.
The number is for the years after he left but I suspect they used the form with an internal logo for one of the lands or kommunes in Sweden as a gift for a special event.

 

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