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Title: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: Humbug on September 01, 2010, 06:11:42 PM
Hello

Does anyone have any ideas about this vase? The auction catalogue estimated mid 20th C. It's 17cm tall and 14cm across and pretty heavy. I haven't seen anything else like it.

Many thanks

Humbug
Title: Re: Italian Cased Glass Vase
Post by: johnphilip on September 01, 2010, 06:39:15 PM
Swedish i believe sans stopper .Aseda ?
Title: Re: Italian Cased Glass Vase
Post by: glassobsessed on September 02, 2010, 08:39:44 AM
Yes Aseda (decanter not vase), designer Bo Borgstrom, usually found missing the stopper for some reason.

John
Title: Re: Italian Cased Glass Vase
Post by: chopin-liszt on September 03, 2010, 10:56:30 AM
I found an image of a decanter with it's stopper here.

http://www.modernistglass.com/glasspieces/index/20

Now you know what it should look like.
Title: Re: Italian Cased Glass Vase
Post by: Humbug on September 03, 2010, 05:39:53 PM
Hello

Wow - I am impressed by your knowledge! Thank you so much. I can't tell you how much Italian glass I looked at to try to find something similar.

Many thanks

Frances
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: Swedishmom on November 20, 2010, 09:52:43 PM
Hello.

Sorry folks, this decanter is NOT designed by Bo Borgström.
It stands from well before Bo B was hired as chiefdesigner at Åseda.
It originates from a special vase named after Börne Augustsson in the
late 40's to the middle of the 50's.

There shall be a stopper in clearglass and it was made in several colours.

Best regards from Sweden
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: langhaugh on November 21, 2010, 06:44:41 AM
Now that's something new. Any mention I've seen of this decanter has linked it to Bo Borgström, and yet it's very similar to the Börnevase. Do you have any dates for when Börne Augustsson worked for Åseda. Also, I've seen a couple of versions of this decanter, did  Augustsson design both/all?

David

 
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: Swedishmom on November 21, 2010, 09:43:01 PM
Hi again.

I've also seen that there are several sources claiming that this is a Borgström design. But it's not.

All I'm saying is that the design originates from Börne Augustsson. He was employed somewhere between 1947 - 1957, but I can't tell the exact dates for the moment. In my papers it's crystalclear that this decanter is made of someone else. Besides, Bo B was hired in 1960 as chiefdesigner.

This decanter was produced in two sizes, Hight 230 mm  and 275 mm. It came in following colours: clear, brown, green, blue and red.  Clear dropformed stopper.

Best regards
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: langhaugh on November 22, 2010, 12:25:18 AM
Swedishmom:

Thanks very much for the the further explanation. I'm very interested in the origins of these pieces, as the original Augustsson vase (the Börnevase, as I've seen it called), the vases produced by  Kotik and the Beraneks at Skrdlovice in Czechoslovakia, and vases by Magnor in Norway  are often confused. I'm interested to know what papers you are referring to, if you know anything about Augustsson (there's not much about him written in English), and when he designed the original vase.

I've noticed slight variations between some of the Aseda decanters. For example, the brown one in my attachment has parallel ridges sculpted into the sides, wheres the green one has only the horseshoe shape. Any significance in that difference in terms of designer? The label is a US import company label, btw.

Many thanks,

David
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: Swedishmom on November 22, 2010, 03:10:04 PM
Hello again.

Thanks for Your answer. The differecies in Your two decanters is ok. You can find the similar on the big vases, I will describe the upper part of them like trumpets.  And there is a 3rd variation too, don't really know how to find the english word for it.

I must confess that my knowledge about Augustsson isn't very good. I have to search more but even in Sweden there is not much documented about him. I'll have to go and look in some archives about 500 km from home.

In 1957 there was a picture in a anniversarypaper for the company, saying that Börnevasen was famous - but that's all.
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: glassobsessed on November 22, 2010, 11:04:47 PM
Not seen either of those variations before, thank you both.

Not sure what I would call the third one, other than the base looks a bit like a wooden lemon squeezer I was given the other day... :spls:

John
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: glassobsessed on March 17, 2012, 02:10:03 PM
Any chance that this vase and lamp base are related? There is also this pale green one (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400275629083?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649) on ebay at present.

John
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: glassobsessed on February 28, 2014, 11:47:58 PM
Turns out both of the vase and lamp are Aseda too, very last set of shelves here: http://www.50-talskeramik.se/2013/09/utstallning-aseda.html
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: chriscooper on March 16, 2014, 09:36:05 PM
http://www.vasvitreum.se/#!heritage/clk7
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: Lana on April 29, 2014, 01:25:53 AM
Hi, like many others I always thought my decanters were by Bo Borgstrom or are mine slightly different?

I've attached a couple of photos and hope the separate stopper helps.  The glass is clear with a slight blue/green tinge, not quite as pronounced as some Holmegaard glass.

Is the name Börnevasen correct or is this a typo caused by different keys on non-English keyboards?

Lana
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: glassobsessed on April 29, 2014, 05:01:05 PM
One of many internet propagated myths, your decanters were made by Aseda but the designer was Brne Augustsson not Bo Borgstrom.

John
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: Lana on April 29, 2014, 08:26:27 PM
Thanks John :).  Ebay can be helpful sometimes, but can also be responsible for a lot of mis-information.
Cheers - Lana
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: chopin-liszt on April 30, 2014, 12:06:28 PM
 :o

Not just ebay - after reading that, I shoved "Bo Borgstrom" into google images - and a ton of these decanters showed up.  :'( >:( :'(
Title: Re: Cased Glass Vase - ID = Aseda decanter
Post by: Lana on May 01, 2014, 05:01:16 AM
I'm thinking Brne Augustsson would not be well pleased either!   

I've got so much stuff I've been hoarding and can't identify and if I can't trust the internet, I'm wandering in the wilderness, dragging my treasures behind me (well wrapped of course).

Lana