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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: WhatHo! on November 04, 2010, 07:23:57 PM

Title: Cross shaped vase ID = des'r Bodil Kjaer for Orskov made by Gullaskruf
Post by: WhatHo! on November 04, 2010, 07:23:57 PM
Hi, this is another vase which i think someone will recognise. Mould blown in an indigo colour, 11.5cm tall and has the remains of an unreadable oval label with silver foil on it, thank you, Wolfie
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: WhatHo! on November 10, 2010, 07:36:33 PM
Hi, the lady I bought this off said it was purchase in Denmark, so maybe Scandi? Thanks for any help, Wolfie
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: vidrioguapo on November 11, 2010, 09:28:24 AM
Reminds me of the original vases made by Iittala Alvar Aalto.........maybe its a more contemporary inspiration on those.
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Post by: glassobsessed on November 11, 2010, 05:24:57 PM
Seen them about, no great quality, poorly finished, sorry but no idea either. :-[

John
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: WhatHo! on November 11, 2010, 06:04:35 PM
Hi, i would say it has reasonably well finished. The top has been ground flat and nicely polished then the edges are bevelled, certainly on par with mould blown Whitefriars stuff from the 70s, coffins etc (which isn't brilliant I admit!). The foil label also is similar to Scandi stuff from that period, shame there is nothing on it! There is a fair bit of natural wear to the base and for something that is quite light suggests it has been around for a bit? My feeling is that it 70s but I may be wrong. Thx for your replies.
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Post by: Ivo on November 11, 2010, 06:46:04 PM
You assume a lot about finish and quality. Take care, do not jump to conclusions or assumptions. There is a huge big world out there....
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Post by: Pinkspoons on November 11, 2010, 06:48:57 PM
How frustrating - I've seen these before, but can't track them down in my references. I think they're by one of the 'lesser' Danish or Swedish glassworks, although I really can't remember which one.
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: WhatHo! on July 04, 2011, 06:01:21 PM
Hi, i was just wondering if anybody had any more ideas about this one?
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: rosieposie on July 04, 2011, 09:36:02 PM
Does this look like it Wolfie....there is a label as well....Torben Ostrov....Danish Glass....have a look, it just might be.  :X:

http://www.addoway.com/viewad/Vintage-TORBEN-OSTROV-Denmark-Retro-Glass-Vase-92516
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: Max on July 04, 2011, 09:57:00 PM
These have been on here before, but can I find any in Search?  Nope!  I think they're also been on wf.com.  I can remember seeing one in tangerine before.  I'm sure I've seen one identified somewhere but not sure whether it was in a book or not.  Sorry...this isn't really adding anything. 

Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: Ivo on July 04, 2011, 10:02:27 PM
Isn't that an Ingrid Glass label?
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Post by: rosieposie on July 04, 2011, 10:08:50 PM
It says Torben Ostrov & Co Denmark, with an intertwined Tand O.
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Post by: glassobsessed on July 04, 2011, 10:33:11 PM
Ingridglas is a similar label: http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pid=6845&fullsize=1
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Post by: rosieposie on July 04, 2011, 10:35:10 PM
But that is an I over a G......the one I found is a T over an O.......I think!! :usd:
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: glassobsessed on July 05, 2011, 07:28:39 AM
Indeed Rosie, similar but not the same. BTW, how did you find that cross shaped vase? I would not have found that in a month of Sundays...

John
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: rosieposie on July 05, 2011, 07:51:59 AM
Firstly, I let John make the supper, then
I looked through all the cross glass pictures, then....and this is the most amazing...............
I put cross shaped art glass vase in Google images.....voila!!
It looked similar, and I followed the link and that one led to another similar one, and so on until I got a name for a maker,
then another one which had a label!
Simples!!  :sun:
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: rocco on July 05, 2011, 10:35:44 AM
BTW the label reads Torben Orskov and not Ostrov...

Google finds quite a lot of items, but not much glass. - So maybe a retailer?

Michael
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID?
Post by: Anne on July 05, 2011, 11:16:41 AM
More on Torben Orskov here:
http://www.classic-modern.co.uk/spotlight/orskov.htm
http://www.deconet.com/decopedia/maker/428/Torben_%C3%98rskov

Own website here: http://www.orskov.com/ includes company history and their glass products here:
http://www.orskov.com/glass.htm (includes the cross vases!)
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: glassobsessed on July 05, 2011, 11:23:31 AM
Well done Rosie.

That last link gives a designer too Anne (Bodil Kjær).

I have to admit to being disappointed when I clicked on Desk ass.  :-[

John
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: WhatHo! on July 05, 2011, 11:26:45 AM
Hi, thanks for all your help! I think we might have cracked it, Torben Orskov Co designed by Bodil Kjær, nice result. I wonder who actually made them, presume T.O. would have designed them then got a company to make them? The label on mine is defo oval and not the same as the previous one mention but i guess labels change. Here's one the same as mine, thanks again,

http://picasaweb.google.com/muscadale/ScandinavianGlass#5040455990985775522
Title: Cross shaped vase ID = des'r Bodil Kjaer for Torben Orskov made by Gullaskruf
Post by: Anne on July 05, 2011, 11:27:52 AM
Mmmm yep, I changed the topic header to show the designer John.  :kissy: and I didn't click on the Desk ass. link! :24: So sorry for your disappointment, but why do you need a donkey for your desk?  :angel:
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: glassobsessed on July 05, 2011, 11:56:25 AM
To remind me to stop behaving like one Anne.....
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: rosieposie on July 05, 2011, 11:59:50 AM
BTW the label reads Torben Orskov and not Ostrov...

Google finds quite a lot of items, but not much glass. - So maybe a retailer?

Michael

Sorry Michael, you are right...slip of the finger on keyboard.....or wottevva! :pb:
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: Anne on July 05, 2011, 07:39:19 PM
John, you're never a donkey! :kissy:
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: glassobsessed on July 06, 2011, 11:07:49 AM
Neigh.....or should that be hee-haw? :D
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: rosieposie on July 06, 2011, 02:40:39 PM
I have just re-found the link I discovered this lovely vase in, it was:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Danish-Modern/397836892003

scroll down and you see the vase, then I cut and pasted that link in Google to get the link I gave you.....so the spelling mistake was them, not me....I feel exonerated!!  I pride myself on my spelling!!
It seems Bodil Kjaer was a woman, and a very prolific designer in the 60's....I love anything Scandi, especially Danish....this is a nice vase Wolfie.
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: Ujj on February 11, 2013, 03:06:13 PM
Fantastic, this thread answers my question. I have one of these and have been trying to find out more about it for years.

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,50833.new.html#new

Steve
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: cjf on February 12, 2013, 12:34:49 PM
Can't understand how I missed this thread before, but anyway. The designer is indeed Bodil Kjaer, who was/is Danish, and they were produced in Sweden at Gullaskruf. I attach an ad from a Swedish interior design magazine (1964).
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: johnphilip on February 14, 2013, 04:54:02 PM
Dont know much about Donkeys but out Rosie Posie sure is a smart ass .xxx Happy Valentines Gals .
You can now get smart ass in most supermarkets . ;D
Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: rosieposie on February 14, 2013, 06:30:19 PM
On going back over this thread,  I decided to look further into cross shaped vases and to my dismay,  came across this advert:

http://centuryview.en.alibaba.com/product/587757429-50121640/_font_b_cross_b_font_shaped_clear_glass_font_b_vase_b_font_unique_shape_for_font_b_flower_b_font_arrangements_wholesale.html

So beware of imitations!!

Title: Re: Cross shaped mould blown vase ID = designer Bodil Kjær for Torben Orskov
Post by: Anne on March 21, 2013, 06:38:44 PM
Alibaba shows clear only at the moment, which is something I suppose. :)
Title: Re: Cross shaped vase ID = des'r Bodil Kjaer for Orskov made by Gullaskruf
Post by: Raoul Karlsson on August 25, 2013, 05:11:40 PM
The 500 range vases designed by Bodil Kjaer was for Dansk (Danish) Design and made by Gullaskrufs glasbruk, and generally called 'kryss-vaser' (x-vases).