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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: Paul S. on May 18, 2010, 09:31:08 PM

Title: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: Paul S. on May 18, 2010, 09:31:08 PM
I know this is a bit immature, and boastful - but just couldn't go to bed withough showing them.   Both from the same charity shop today, and for less than a fiver for the two of them, and neither are marked with even the slightest flea bite!   I didn't know that Gulv Vase meant 'floor vase', but don't think I will put this anywhere near the floor ;D  The Nanny Still is apparently a 'Koristepullo bottle', and is signed on the base as you can see.   The Gulv Vase is 12" tall - and am I right in thinking that the white ones are the earliest - about 1960.
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: glassobsessed on May 19, 2010, 08:30:16 AM
Eeeek.  :mrgreen:

John
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: Pinkspoons on May 19, 2010, 09:53:05 AM
Gulvvase (all one word) in opal/white had the longest production span of the cased gulvvaser - about 18 years (c.1962 - 1980). Your vase could easily date from any time along that timeline.
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: keith on May 19, 2010, 11:03:53 AM
A fiver! well done Paul,a couple of months ago I saw a blue Gulvvase and the dealer wanted £400,is that an average price for these or was he hoping?
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: Paul S. on May 19, 2010, 11:46:17 AM
my thanks for your replies, and appreciate the etymology correction on 'gulvvase'.   The base does show a reasonable amount of wear, so am thinking/hoping probably somewhere earlier in that time frame.       I am led to beleive Keith that certain cased colour combinations do fetch substantial sums, although four hundred does sound a bit on the high side  - maybe it was signed ;D.    In fact I wouldn't go out of my way to pay big money for them - finding one unexpectedly for 'small beer' is much of the fun of glass collecting.    Now, if I can just find a couple more in red and blue............ ;D     Anyway, these are definitely keepers.   thanks again for your time.
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: Pinkspoons on May 19, 2010, 12:59:38 PM
£400 might be achievable for the 20.75" model in opal/blue cased because that size is much less common than any other. 12" models are quite easy to pick up and so fetch considerably less.

The best colours to look out for, IMO, are the early dark red cased ones, and green cased ones.
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: Paul S. on May 19, 2010, 02:55:12 PM
wow that's some size, and must create a really stunning visual impression.    thanks for the suggestions as to colour desireability, and if I get the chance will remember what you have said.   Dark red and green certainly would be striking colours.
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: steph on May 19, 2010, 06:17:17 PM
Hi Paul - salutations, I acknowledge you've had a super duper southern buy!!! :mrgreen: cheers steph. However if I can manage it, I'll put some pics of  my 'this years northern' finds in the cafe.  Just so as not to be out done, you understand!  cheers steph.
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: Lustrousstone on May 19, 2010, 06:52:42 PM
You can't post pix in the cafe, but if it's glass you can show and tell on any of the glass boards. It's not all about IDs and show and tell creates some interesting discussions.
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: steph on May 19, 2010, 07:39:58 PM
ah ha - thanks for that guidance - I'll get used to the site in time I suppose  :-[ cheers steph
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: Paul S. on May 19, 2010, 07:53:36 PM
Hi Steph - in fact I made the same mistake the other day, and spent half the night sitting here wondering why I couldn't attach pictures to the cafe - thought I had messed up my computer. ;D, but guess we can't all be pc geniuses like what some of the girls from up north are.   But as Christine says, post some pictures of your finds and we can then all drool.   But on a more serious note, does anyone else think we should be a bit more up front with the charity shops, or are we quite justified in 'keeping mum' about values?   Actually, perhaps that sort of comment really should be in the cafe. ;)
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: px on May 20, 2010, 06:11:54 AM
......  I didn't know that Gulv Vase meant 'floor vase', but don't think I will put this anywhere near the floor ;D  The Nanny Still is apparently a 'Koristepullo bottle', and is signed on the base as you can see.  ......

First - congratulations, I cannot believe what finds you people make !  :mrgreen:

About the etymologies - I would hope one of our Swedish members would comment as actually "floor" is "golv" in Swedish according to what I was taught at school.  So I am wondering if this form of writing it "gulv" ... is it oldish or dialect or what?

And "Koriste(-)pullo" then, it would be a Decorative bottle. :) 
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: johnphilip on May 20, 2010, 07:47:06 AM
Hi Paul a Nanny Still like yours but in a different colour sold on ebay yesterday 150 pounds .  :hiclp:  jp :thup:
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: Pinkspoons on May 20, 2010, 08:31:33 AM
Kastrup-Holmegaard is Danish, where gulv = floor.  :)
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: px on May 20, 2010, 10:57:19 AM
Kastrup-Holmegaard is Danish, where gulv = floor.  :)
Yep, of course and thanks, I only realized my mistake just when opening this topic again - _before_ I read your comment...  :-[
Title: Re: Nanny Still and Otto Bauer vases/bottles.
Post by: steph on May 20, 2010, 12:47:50 PM
Hi Paul, interested in moral debate re charity shops - will open topic in cafe tonight I'f I have time. Incidently I'm thinking I have a big red vase like these Gulv vases.  I bought it years ago.  Will have to hunt it out and see if its pedigree is authentic. ::)