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Offline theElench

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For Show: Possibly a Norwegian Ring Holder?
« on: August 11, 2020, 06:08:47 AM »
I hope it comes out the same vibrant shade of green on your screen as it does on mine.  It was the colour that made it stand out.

The seller found it in an Oslo flea-market raising money for a schools' Marching Band.  It was by itself and they knew nothing about it apart from they were also attracted by its colour.

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Re: For Show: Possibly a Norwegian Ring Holder?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 12:04:33 PM »
I'd say just from the photos definitely uranium glass but I don't recognise the pattern.
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Re: For Show: Possibly a Norwegian Ring Holder?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 06:51:18 PM »
That's what I thought when I saw the ad., but it isn't.  As you can see from the photos there isn't even a hint  of a glow under UV.

Yesterdays photos were taken in natural day-light in my kitchen, those I add today are under the same UV bulb I always use.

It's just a really vibrant shade of green.

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Re: For Show: Possibly a Norwegian Ring Holder?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 06:59:00 PM »
It would have fooled me  :P.
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Re: For Show: Possibly a Norwegian Ring Holder?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2020, 11:22:00 AM »
I've had glass like this which I was sure was uranium but didn't glow under blacklight. It's confusing eh?!

It's not a design I recognise, I wonder if Eugénie has one of these?
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Re: For Show: Possibly a Norwegian Ring Holder?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2020, 07:50:06 AM »
When I've had a bit of spare time I looked for images and information about Norwegian and other Scandinavian glass.   Hadeland seems to be the biggest and oldest producer in Norway, it is celebrated as the country's oldest company with continuous production.  Sweden appears to have the biggest glass industry.

I've found references and images of antique glass, but not many, and much more of "modernist" looking pieces from the 60s.  Frustratingly I haven't found a single image of a trinket set or anything else from the period in between, yet.   

Perhaps no-one collects or is interested in glass of that the period, strange if so, as if this is anything to go by, it was well designed and produced.  I imagine a set would have been quite a sight if one ever existed. 

The seller did mention that people tended "to buy local" because of high import tariffs so presumably someone made a lot of domestic glassware between 1900 -1960s and if this is a "sample" of the quality, I would have thought it well worth keeping.

Looking around my other pieces of glass it does have a passing resemblance to an un-identified green vase I mentioned on another thread but I can't remember which, other than it was about a textured finish on a trinket set.

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Re: For Show: Possibly a Norwegian Ring Holder?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2020, 10:23:38 PM »
Of the Scandi makers so far I've only added Kosta designs plus one from Pukeberg to the Glass Trinket Sets website. I'm sure there are more to find...
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 06:49:43 PM »
Any suggestions of companies that you know of that were operating in the early - mid 20th century, that might point me in the right direction to start searching in would be most helpful.

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Re: For Show: Possibly a Norwegian Ring Holder?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2020, 05:47:23 PM »
I am on holiday in France, searching for ring holders...... nothing  found  yet 😩. When I am back home I will show à ring holder of Kosta.  This green one  doesn’t look “scandinavian” to me.......  I will have a look in my collection for the edges of this green one are very special.....

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Re: For Show: Possibly a Norwegian Ring Holder?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2020, 12:07:58 PM »
That would be very interesting Eugenie, as is your view that it doesn't have "the Scandinavian look" about it.

Having now looked at quite a lot of Scandinavian glass images (but still not finding a single one of a trinket set), I can see that they do seem to prefer rounded, curved and flowing shapes.  Rather than angular and geometric. 

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