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Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Leni on November 09, 2006, 11:35:02 AM
Some time earlier this year I posted a query about a Kosta Boda Votive and mentioned that I had a couple of others.  I wonder if I might ask for help identifying the makers and / or designers of these?  I think they are Scandi.  The windows one was bought new in the '70's, from a shop that had a lot of Scandi glass, but I originally bought it for my old mum, who took the label off - and now I don't remember what it was like  :oops:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/normal_Leaf_candle_holder.jpg
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/normal_Windows_Candle_Holder.jpg

Many thanks     :D
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Graphite on November 09, 2006, 01:35:13 PM
Hi Leni, the second one is Finnish, have a vague notion that it could be Humppila (or then Muurla). Not sure!
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Bill G on November 09, 2006, 03:49:02 PM
The votive in your first image is from Orrefors. If you look closely, there should be an of on the bottom of the form. If not, it is a second.

Bill Geary
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Leni on November 09, 2006, 04:24:59 PM
Quote from: "Bill G"
If you look closely, there should be an of on the bottom

 :shock:  Gosh, Bill!  There is, too!   :oops:  And all this time I'd never noticed it  :roll:  

But it is very small and discreet, and right at the edge of the otherwise completely smooth polished base!  

That's my excuse, anyway  :oops:  :lol:

Thank you!
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Leni on November 09, 2006, 04:43:02 PM
Quote from: "Graphite"
Hi Leni, the second one is Finnish, have a vague notion that it could be Humppila (or then Muurla). Not sure!

Thank you very much  :D

I'm interested to know how you recognise this.  Is it a design you know?  Or is it something about the style?  Or what?   :?  (Just trying to learn  :wink: )
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Marika on November 09, 2006, 06:34:33 PM
Hi Leni

Second one looks like Iittala, Balladi votive designed by Jorma Vennola in 1983. If it's 80 mm high I think it's Balladi.

Marika  :lol:

www.marikan-maljakot.com
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Leni on November 09, 2006, 07:11:12 PM
Quote from: "Marika"
If it's 80 mm high I think it's Balladi.

It is exactly 80mm!  Marinka, you're a star!   :lol:

So it was designed in 1983?  I thought it was earlier, but thinking about it, we moved here in late 1979 so it is very possible it was 1983 or 4 when I bought it for my mum for Christmas!   :D

Thanks very much!  Can I ask how you recognised it?  Is there a catalogue or something which shows it?    :shock:
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Marika on November 09, 2006, 07:30:16 PM
Hi

When I saw that picture I was tinking of Balladi but I had to make sure and check that from little book called Tuikkujen pikkujättiläinen.
It's little book about finnish votives. Pictures are either drawn of photo and there is almoust 200 different finnish votives. Handy little book.

Marika  :lol:

www.marikan-maljakot.com
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Pip on November 09, 2006, 08:33:19 PM
Quote from: "Marika"
Hi

When I saw that picture I was tinking of Balladi but I had to make sure and check that from little book called Tuikkujen pikkujättiläinen.
It's little book about finnish votives. Pictures are either drawn of photo and there is almoust 200 different finnish votives. Handy little book.

Marika  :lol:

www.marikan-maljakot.com


That sounds very useful - thanks for sharing that with us Marika  :wink:  I'm off to see where I can buy a copy now...
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Graphite on November 10, 2006, 10:20:26 AM
Thanks Marika! I remember seeing the votive somewhere. It is ME who is learning. :roll:
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Anne on November 12, 2006, 05:17:33 AM
Balladi votive is shown here:
http://www.ilmi-johanna.com/catalog/ic_balad.html
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Leni on November 12, 2006, 08:11:14 PM
:shock:  Well, I think mine is very similar, but it seems to have a different base!  The ones Anne shows appear to have a deeper base, whereas the 'windows' on mine come down almost to the bottom.  Could it be a different version not shown in the catalogue?  Also, I seem to remember mine came with two different coloured plastic inserts - one red and one blue - in which to put the candle, so that you got coloured light through the windows.  However, these both eventually got 'singed' when candles were allowed to burn down too far, and were thrown away  :oops:  :roll:
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Sklounion on November 14, 2006, 09:37:47 AM
There was also a similar "windows" votive made by Libochovice, which appears to have still been in production after 1990, height again 80mm, and a pattern number of 3813/080/P, placing it time-wise, for the design, as late 1970's or early eighties, Sklo Union production.
Will try to find a link for you shortly.
Regards,
Marcus
Title: Scandinavian? Votives
Post by: Marika on November 14, 2006, 06:12:44 PM
Hi again

There is atleast 6 different kind of Balladi votives the one that I mean is number 2638.

Marika

www.marikan-maljakot.com