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Author Topic: Purple scandinavian vase? - ID = probably Alsterfors  (Read 2012 times)

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Offline Jay Kaner

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Purple scandinavian vase? - ID = probably Alsterfors
« on: September 27, 2006, 10:11:49 AM »
A while back I saw a picture of a vase designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal, in a book (can't remember which book :roll:)

A while after that, I found this vase which is, as i remember it, is near as damn it identical to the one in the book.

So, what I'd like to know is...  Is this a Tapio Wirkkala vase designed for Rosenthal...OR...is it something very similar a Tapio Wirkkala vase designed for Rosenthal????

What do you reckon?

Sizewise the vase is 168mm X 70mm.   I don't know why but in the picture, the rim of the vase has a 'lumpy, jagged' bit which isn't there in real life.

Anyway, here it is...

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3438

Wirkkala or Wirkrappy  :lol:

Offline Chris Harrison

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Hi again. I'd like your veiws on what I think (hope) this is
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006, 11:55:11 AM »
p330 of Miller's Collectables 2006 has a 6" cased red vase of the same shape down to Per Ström for Alsterfors

Offline Jay Kaner

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006, 06:07:56 PM »
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p330 of Miller's Collectables 2006 has a 6" cased red vase of the same shape down to Per Ström for Alsterfors


Hi Chris.  

Ta for that. I haven't got that book so I shall check it out next time I'm in WHSmiths, assuming they have a copy, otherwise it'll be Waterstones.   :lol:

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006, 06:38:08 PM »
Hi Jay,  :)

The Wirkkala vase that you are referring to is depicted in Designlasin hintakirja, pg 339. The height is given as being 20cm. It is only a sketch, but the top of your vase looks too long in comparison.
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Offline Jay Kaner

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2006, 08:40:03 PM »
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Hi Jay,  :)

The Wirkkala vase that you are referring to is depicted in Designlasin hintakirja, pg 339. The height is given as being 20cm. It is only a sketch, but the top of your vase looks too long in comparison.


Oh well, nevermind!!   :roll:  :wink:    I got my little hopes up hoping it was a Wirkkala.  
It's ok though, I'm not too down hearted. Whoever made it, it's still a really nice looking vase.

Thanks for looking it up, though   :D

Jay

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 12:02:03 PM »
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p330 of Miller's Collectables 2006 has a 6" cased red vase of the same shape down to Per Ström for Alsterfors

Hi Chris.  

I've still not seen a piccy of this vase.  So i wanted to ask, the one you mention, does it have a thickish clear base?  I've seen one for sale, very similar shape to mine, ruby red with a 1/2" thick clear glass base which stands at about 6" tall.  

Seller want's £15 for it.

Jay

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 02:26:18 PM »
Yup, it definitely does.  Mebbe a tad more than 1/2 inch in the pic in Miller's.

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006, 07:20:21 PM »
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Yup, it definitely does.  Mebbe a tad more than 1/2 inch in the pic in Miller's.


Ta for that Chris.  Does it give a guide price?  I've seen these ones go for a bit more than £15 on ebay.  Then there's P&P to add on, so £15 all in is looking good.  From what I saw of it in the glass cabinet, it looked in ex con as well.

Jay

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2006, 10:05:09 PM »
Only £15-20 a/c to Miller's.  
Then again, nothing in Miller's (or any other "authority") should be regarded as 100%.  :-)
I usually buy old ones for the piccies.  
I got the Collectables 2006 as a freebie...

 

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