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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: Deb of Oz on April 27, 2008, 03:56:40 AM

Title: Purple Riihimaki with an amber base?
Post by: Deb of Oz on April 27, 2008, 03:56:40 AM
Hello Glassies

Does anyone know how a purple vase STB Riihimaki would have a clear yellow tinged base instead of a colourless clear one please?

Looks a bit odd - damaged? sun? other maker?

thanks
Deb
Title: Re: Purple Riihimaki with an amber base?
Post by: Lustrousstone on April 27, 2008, 11:53:29 AM
Can we see the whole of the vase and the base please
Title: Re: Purple Riihimaki with an amber base?
Post by: lyndhurst44 on April 27, 2008, 04:03:47 PM
Hi Deb,
Perhaps because it may not be Riihimaki. I know some geometric shaped Aseda Glasbruk vases from the 1960's had coloured bases of at least green, blue and amber. I actually own one myself with an amber base. There are also some displayed on page 26 of that fine publication by Leslie Pina, Scandinavian Glass 1930 - 2000, Fire & Sea. If you can show a complete photo of your vase I may be able to confirm.
Hope this helps,
Bryn
Title: Re: Purple Riihimaki with an amber base?
Post by: Deb of Oz on April 28, 2008, 09:51:37 AM
I think you are right about it being Aseda.

Here is the whole thing:
Title: Re: Purple Riihimaki with an amber base?
Post by: lyndhurst44 on April 28, 2008, 01:33:04 PM
Hi,
Ah! the plot thickens :huh:. The vase shape is of one made by Riihimain Lasi ( 10") which apparently appeared in their 1976 Finland export catalogue. But, I cannot find any Riihimaen with the pale amber base or indeed any coloured base other than clear. The Fire & Sea book shows Aseda Glasbruk Sweden pieces which are very, very similar in shape but not identical, the central pattern being rounder in shape. However they do have a number displayed with coloured bases. Perhaps someone has the same vase with a sticker which would confirm one way or the other.

Bryn
Title: Re: Purple Riihimaki with an amber base?
Post by: robert1960 on April 30, 2008, 09:39:39 PM
It's certainly is the Riihimaki shape, and unlike any Aseda Bo Borgstrom shape I have seen..



Here's a pic of my green one, and a blue one I used to have :

Robert x
Title: Re: Purple Riihimaki with an amber base?
Post by: Deb of Oz on May 01, 2008, 08:28:11 AM
Robert -- Thank you very much for going to so much trouble. I'll keep an eye on those bases and see if any others turn up.
Title: Re: Purple Riihimaki with an amber base?
Post by: Martyn K on May 01, 2008, 05:50:29 PM
Could it simply be that the batch of clear glass got contaminated? Maybe one of the glassmakers on the board could comment, but I do occasionally find glasses that should be clear having a distinct yellow taint.

Just a thought....