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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: horochar on June 14, 2008, 03:11:06 PM

Title: 1980s Bertil Vallien "Optic" Bowl (or not?)
Post by: horochar on June 14, 2008, 03:11:06 PM
I always thought this bowl was 1940s Tiffin "Optic" until much to my surprise I found it pictured in a catalogue/book titled "Swedish Glass Awarded Design" from 1984.  The picture and description match perfectly, but my piece is unsigned.  Kosta Boda are always so good about signing their work; my guess is that this bowl (winner in category "utility and ornamental glassware") may have had a long lost sticker.  Can anyone help me to positively identify, and to tell me the name of the piece or series from which it came?
Thanks,
Charles.
Title: Re: 1980s Bertil Vallien "Optic" Bowl (or not?)
Post by: langhaugh on June 15, 2008, 11:58:36 PM
It looks like Impressions by Bengt Edenfalk, which had bowls 4", 5", and 6" in height. I can't be sure from the photograph, but I'm assuming from your use of the word "optic" that your bowl has something like little concave depressions, which is a feature of Impressions. If not, sorry!

David
Title: Re: 1980s Bertil Vallien "Optic" Bowl (or not?)
Post by: Daniel S on June 16, 2008, 06:44:16 AM
can you post a larger picture