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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: Cazza on August 11, 2008, 07:28:10 PM

Title: Boda Afors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: Cazza on August 11, 2008, 07:28:10 PM
Please can you help me, I know nothing about this except its gorgeous.
thanks
Title: Re: Boda Afors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: Ivo on August 11, 2008, 07:48:37 PM
Signature  is Bertil Vallien.
Title: Re: Boda Afors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: Cazza on August 11, 2008, 09:05:21 PM
Hi Ivo thanks for that, was also looking for information on it, can you tell when it was made, I have googled the name and looks like a good glass maker, but not finding anything like how to date it.
Title: Re: Boda Alfors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: a40ty on August 12, 2008, 04:45:43 AM
 That's a nice bowl, Cazza!
I think Bertil Vallien is one of the best but I'm  biased; I have several of his pieces  ;)

The scarab as part of the signature dates it, I think, to the late sixties. I'm certain that one of the experts here will be able to come with a closer date..

Title: Re: Boda Afors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: Martyn K on August 12, 2008, 07:29:09 AM
These bowls were introduced circa 1966 and are often seen with a blue inner lining, the design was drawn/trailed onto the inside of the bowl with I believe a resin resist, then sandblasted back leaving the design standing proud (and blue if cased). I dont know how long they were produced for...maybe into the early 70s...
Title: Re: Boda Afors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: Cazza on August 12, 2008, 07:41:53 AM
Hi all, the pattern is on the outside, there was another one on sale at the same time as this one it had the same markings/signature a different pattern with a blue bit in the pattern, I liked that one as well, but could not afford both, i got this one as i liked it better. I had no idea of its worth and just bought it on instinct.
Title: Re: Boda Afors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: Martyn K on August 12, 2008, 07:45:22 AM
Same technique in reverse   ;) ;D
Title: Re: Boda Afors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: inca on August 12, 2008, 11:04:34 AM
May I just add that the label reads

BODA Ã…fors (and not BODA Alfors)


Title: Re: Boda Afors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: Max on August 12, 2008, 11:48:06 AM
Thanks Ingela - didn't notice that.   :hiclp:  Cazza, I've changed your main title to read Afors, just so people can find this thread when searching.   :)
Title: Re: Boda Afors signed bowl can anyone give me more info on this please.
Post by: Cazza on August 12, 2008, 12:43:17 PM
Thank you to all who have helped me :-)