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Author Topic: Swedish paperweights for show.  (Read 258 times)

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Offline essi

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Swedish paperweights for show.
« on: October 11, 2020, 07:01:24 PM »
I do not come across Swedish weights very often but recently bought the small weight which is a companion to the large weight that i bought over 15 years ago.
The large weight is 93mm tall and 97mm in diameter. It weighs 1.5 kgs.
The small weight is 52mm tall and 54mm in diameter. It weighs .276 kgs And is signed the same as in the large weight.
In the paperweight world is there a name given to this type of air bubble decoration?
Tim

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Re: Swedish paperweights for show.
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 03:05:18 AM »
I assume you know how to read 96099.  The first 9 refers to it being a paperweight, the 60 refers to year designed ie. 1960, and the 99 is a design number for that year.  Of course Lindstrand = Vicke Lindstrand its designer.

During the 60s and early 70s there seems to have been a fascination in Swedish design with bubbles in general.  The fine bubbles are due to bicarbonate being added to glass directly, whereas the larger ones seem to be created by simply sticking sharp pointed objects into the paperweight and by a small amount of gas being trapped near the point, similar to the "controlled bubble" moulds.  The Warffs for instance made many different "Bubble Sculptures" at Kosta more or less at the same time.

Lindstrand also made ones similar to yours, but using green glass to highlight the bubbles - see photos of an LH1828 paperweight of mine.

Ross
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Re: Swedish paperweights for show.
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 12:23:16 PM »
Thanks Ross for the background information on my weights.
In all the time I had the large weight I had not
Worked out the numbering.
Thanks for showing your green weight. Another thing to keep an eye for.
Tim

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