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Offline David E

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Slumped glass from Riihimäen Lasi?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006, 11:15:08 AM »
Hi Robbo,

Well found! I don't suppose Scandi slumped glass is that common.

Is there anyone on GMB who we can call on to translate? I'd like to contact the seller, if possible, as they might be able to offer more of an insight into the company(ies) who may have made these.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2006, 12:02:11 PM »
Found a Finnish to English translation site, but the description of the Riihimaki dish comes out as:

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Videotape Riihimäen Glass entire and hienokuntoinen Lynx cinderella / basin. Scrapes punaisella stood , to diagram tulee better out , thing is then liquid / white.

So not terribly convincing! :P

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2006, 12:58:23 PM »
David,

I've had a go - I'm trying to learn so it's good practice  :roll:

This is the Riihimäki logo one - I think it basically says:

"Riihimäen Lasi Lynx ashtray in complete and fine condition. Pictured on a red background, in order to show a better view, the object is therefore clear/white. Size 8cm x 8cm."

So not very illuminating!

It's a pity the photos of the two with stickers on are really blurry. Riihimäen Lasi did use a small circular gold foil embossed label at some point (I've one on a sun-vase) but it's impossible to judge either way.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2006, 01:04:14 PM »
Thanks Robbo: essentially what it says on the tin :)

Only trouble is, we're not sure whether it's made by Riihimäki, or for them. Agree abou8t the label: how frustrating! :roll:

I can't find a contact button there, but I assume, like eBay, one would have to join and log on to the site for this facility? Never mind, I'll just have to hope a Finnish user can help... :?
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2006, 01:16:33 PM »
I don't know how significant it is but Riihimäki did make sheet window glass. Lesley Jackson in C20th Factory Glass says they set up a subsidiary called Ikkuna Oy in 1939 to make window glass and they carried on making it until 1975.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2006, 01:24:36 PM »
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I don't know how significant it is but Riihimäki did make sheet window glass.

Probably very significant. The first stage in slumped glass making: get your glass :D Although they would still need to set up transfer or (probably in this case) silk-screen printing, and then purchase the moulds, this should have been fairly straightforward as all the supplies were probably readily available.

It is possible they could have gone elsewhere, but less likely if they were actually producing the flat glass. I wonder if they ever moved onto making float glass though :?:

EDIT: According to LJ's book, it would appear not.
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