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Author Topic: 1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)  (Read 1100 times)

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1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)
« on: January 11, 2007, 09:57:40 PM »
I've checked all my books and thoroughly confused myself because just about every Scandi glass house made these types of vases in the 1970's - Elme, Holmegaard, Riihimaki, Aseda ... the only thing I've got to go on is that the green colour of the glass is identical to a Per Lutken signed Holmegaard ovoid vase I had - it doesn't seem, to me anyway, a very Riihimaki colour  :-\ but I'm open to suggestions.  Any help would be appreciated.  TIA

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Re: 1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 03:08:40 AM »
Holmegaard's Majgrøn (May Green) colourway was only in use until the early-mid 1960s, as far as I can make out - and the company didn't start producing these types of shapes (in the Carnaby range) until the late 1960s and didn't really venture into these shapes beyond that. And it's certainly not Carnaby.  ;D

I would say that HG is a no-no in this case.

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Re: 1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 08:19:43 AM »
I know you're waiting for '20th Century Glass' Nic  ;)  Page 152 shows a Holmegaard catalogue page of May Green, dated 1969, the blurb says that May Green was produced between 1963-70.  I just noticed it as I was looking for your comport  :)

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Re: 1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 09:43:20 AM »
Well I wasn't 100% sure, so I did say as far as I can make out. :D All of the pieces I have seen labelled have had the pre-65 labels (that's my story, and I'm sticking to it).  ;D

I still say this isn't HG, though.

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Re: 1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 11:12:44 AM »
Cheers Max & Nic - I agree it probably isn't HG - would you also agree that the colour is wrong for Riihimaki? (might help me narrow it down a little)... I'm leaning towards this vase being Swedish at the moment...

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Re: 1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 11:27:07 AM »
I'm not really too familiar with Riihimaen's output, although I don't think I've seen any definitely attributable vases in this colour.

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Re: 1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 11:40:21 AM »
Cheers Nic - I've got quite a few Riihimaki vases (many more than are listed on my site - got a bit of a backlog :-\) and not one of them is that particular green, they're either a dark green or a bluey turquoise so I think I'll definitely discount Riihimaki on that basis.  So I'm fairly certain now that it's not HG or Riihimaki - I think I'll explore the Swedish glassmakers and see if any of them used this particular green.  Cheers again for your help  ;)

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Re: 1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 12:26:12 PM »
It looks an Italian sort of colour - just a thought  :-\

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Re: 1970's Green Glass Baluster Vase - help with ID please :-)
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2007, 12:51:19 PM »
It looks an Italian sort of colour - just a thought  :-\

Gosh there I go AGAIN - completely forgetting all about poor little Italy!  ::)  <slaps forehead>

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