Glass Message Board

Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: christranslates on April 02, 2008, 01:02:03 PM

Title: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: christranslates on April 02, 2008, 01:02:03 PM
I have three small triangular art glass bowls which I think are Finnish by Nuutajarvi Notsjo, designed by Kaj Frank in the 1960s (have I spelt all that right?!) and two large beakers/vases which seem to be exactly the same colours and quality as the two bowls in front of them (see picture). Are these two vases the same manufacturer and or designer? and am I right on the bowls please?  :huh: :) Chris
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: Pip on April 02, 2008, 05:28:17 PM
Yes the salts/small bowls are definitely Kaj Franck for Nuutajarvi and I've also had these with an Arabia sticker on them.  Re: the glasses, can we see a base shot please, I've had some Kaj Franck glasses that these look very similar to but I'd like to see a base photo before commenting on them.
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: christranslates on April 02, 2008, 07:17:14 PM
Here they are, they're not very good I'm afraid and I had to adjust the light after, so no longer a true colour. If not good enough I might do better in daylight.
Many thanks, Chris
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: Pip on April 02, 2008, 07:30:54 PM
They look OK to me but maybe it'd be easier if you compared yours to a set I sold in my shop some time ago (hope it's OK to put this link to a sold item here?)...  Anyway, they were bought by Martyn (I think - sorry my memory's terrible - and also IDd by him)...

http://www.pips-trip.co.uk/sold-glass/sold-glass-2/showitem-BTUMBLERS-SIXHA.aspx
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: christranslates on April 02, 2008, 07:53:35 PM
Thank you for that link that's excellent, yes they do look exactly the same. Now I know what I'm looking for I'll have to check through the rest, but sadly I think there are only these two, not a great set like yours. Thanks very much, Chris
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: Anne on April 03, 2008, 12:52:53 AM
(hope it's OK to put this link to a sold item here?)...

Yup no worries about doing so, Pip.
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: Martyn K on April 03, 2008, 08:55:31 AM
You'll need to check the size but I think the glasses are from the 'Luna' range designed in 1971 (often confused with the earlier 'fasetti' glasses)...the bowls are called 'Häränsilmä' (Bullseye) designed circa 1956 also commonly called 'nuts bowls' 'chestnut bowls' originally sold in sets of six and available in a range of sizes and about ten or twelve different colours from memory.

Pip... I dont think I bought your set? but my memory is not so good and I have had quite a few sets so maybe I did...
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: robbo on April 03, 2008, 09:45:54 AM
Pip - I bought yours  8)

They're the right shape for the larger size of "Pressed Glass Series 1", c.1954 (produced until c.1968). They should hold 35cl.

I've only ever seen photos of the Luna glasses but they look to have a more rounded bottom and less angular sides. The size given for those was 21cl (from Kaj Franck: Muotoilija, Formgivare, Designer).

robbo
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: christranslates on April 03, 2008, 10:28:24 AM
Thankyou EVERYONE and yes they hold 350ml (= 35cl I think) therefore "Pressed Glass Series 1", c.1954 (produced until c.1968) thanks Robbo, and Pip and Martyn K. Sadly I do only seem to have two.
Chris
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: Pip on April 03, 2008, 11:24:23 AM
You're welcome Chris. 

Sorry Robbo - I'm dreadful for names but I knew it was someone I knew from the board :-)
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: Martyn K on April 03, 2008, 12:17:50 PM
That's what happens if I try to write without checking my reference Robbo! yes the Luna are a bit more rounded, I had'nt spotted the pic of the bases which are quite different when I posted  :( [that's my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it!] I've had a few sets of the standard Luna tumblers and a boxed set of shot glasses, so I assume there was also a larger size, but cant remember seeing one?
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: robbo on April 03, 2008, 06:47:40 PM
Martyn, I was just taking the sizes from the captions in that book. It would make sense for there to be a larger size of Luna, especially if you've found shot glasses. It lists a 30cl Prisma - I've never seen those either!

Pip, those glasses are a dream - I use them every day - they are a complete joy to use.

Quote from: christranslates
I'll have to check through the rest...

It sounds like you got a "job lot" of Nuutajärvi - any more goodies?

robbo
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: christranslates on April 03, 2008, 08:00:15 PM
Hi Robbo,
My husband inherited loads of just about everything recently from his parents who inherited from an uncle who was a manic collector of mainly studio pottery but also glass. I've been on a steep learning curve since October. A lot of the glass is Whitefriars but I came across these pieces of Kaj Franck and reading your conversation with Martyn K I now wonder whether some of the small shot glasses are actually KF rather than WF. I've got quite a few which are vaguely streaky iridescent, whose those might be I have no idea. I'll try and find time to put some on here in batches.
Chris
Title: Re: NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO AND KAJ FRANK???? perhaps ...
Post by: christranslates on April 06, 2008, 04:59:30 PM
shot glasses and a bowl on now - opened a new item