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Offline horochar

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Scandi Bubble Bowl From Murano?
« on: August 30, 2006, 02:24:15 AM »
This is a  heavy, highest quality little bowl with polished base, but lacking any signature.  The Scandinavians were SO good about engraving names on these sorts of pieces (Kosta, Stromberg, Orrefors, Iittala, etc.), whereas the Italians with the exception of Venini virtually never signed with anything but paper labels.  However, I'm not aware of Murano producers using this typically Scandi bubble technique.  Could someone set me straight?
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 07:45:41 AM »
heavy glass, air bubble, cut rim, simple shape, good quality, polished base  - I think all points at Krosno. Too simple & straight to be Italian, insufficiently designed to be Nordic.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2006, 08:57:07 AM »
Well I call this simple and it has the acid etched Riihimaen mark on the bottom and is numbered.

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 11:28:23 AM »
I second the Poland vote - these bubble-based vases have been popping up in design / interior accessory shops for a while.

My branch of TK Maxx has some not dissimilar vases.


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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2006, 11:39:23 AM »
I third Polish, possibly designed by/for LSA International


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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2006, 11:42:36 AM »
I wasn't disputing that it was Polish, just showing that Riihimaki did make simple designs.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2006, 11:59:01 AM »
I know! I was just agreeing with the others. The Polish stuff I've knowingly encountered is nice quality


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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2006, 12:34:58 PM »
I agree. I saw a big LSA vase on Monday and at a distance it resembled Strathearn. Lovely quality when you looked at it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2006, 12:35:16 PM »
Quote from: "Pat"
I wasn't disputing that it was Polish, just showing that Riihimaki did make simple designs.


Ivo said that it was too simple for Italian design, rather than Scandinavian.


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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2006, 12:36:39 PM »
Yesd I know but I took his insufficiently designed to mean more or less the same.
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