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Author Topic: Orrefors Illegible Signature on Bowl  (Read 1700 times)

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Offline horochar

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Orrefors Illegible Signature on Bowl
« on: September 01, 2006, 11:27:13 AM »
I'm driving myself nuts trying to figure out the scrawl on this Steuben looking crystal bowl.  It is signed Orrefors with an impossible to read letter or letters ("MU" or "NU"?), followed by number which appears to read "3516/7."  Anyone out there know who designed this piece?
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Charles.
Edit:  Digging deeper into the internet, I think I've answered my own question - Nils Landberg.  Wondering the dates of production of this piece.  I know popular forms from the 1930s are still in production today.
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Offline Bill G

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006, 02:15:33 PM »
Your bowl was designed by Nils Landberg with the u meaning handmade.

It appears in the 1956 catalog. The number is NU 3516/2. There were four sizes in the series.

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2006, 02:38:15 PM »
Thanks Bill.  Any thoughts on date of production?  I understand that many older designs remained in production for decades?
Charles.

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2006, 06:02:28 PM »
To my knowledge, this first came out in 1956.

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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2006, 08:07:23 PM »
Understood.  My question, though, is how long it remained in production.  The piece has base wear associated with age, but I'm interested to know if it's a circa 1950s piece, or whether it could be as recent as '70s, '80s, '90s...  They're  making today a few Simon Gate designs that date back to the 1930s.

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2006, 05:10:49 AM »
To determine the lenght of production would require going through the sales catalogs since 1956. I cannot recall this piece being in the 1980's catalogs but cannot guarantee that fact.

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