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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: Margi on October 04, 2009, 03:05:01 PM

Title: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: Margi on October 04, 2009, 03:05:01 PM
Hello I have a heavy clear penguin with a signature which reads Hadeland W.J  I think I have found the signature as Willy Johansson.  I have looked at other Hadeland figurines but their base signature reads just that purely "Hadeland" so now I am confused have I got it right this time. 
The penguin is about 16.5cm tall and the base at the widest points is 6.5cm
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: obscurities on October 06, 2009, 12:38:39 AM
Would it be possible to get a clearer image of the signature and the initials?  Craig
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: Margi on October 06, 2009, 02:07:42 PM
Hopefully these are better pics thank you for looking
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: Margi on October 06, 2009, 02:41:23 PM
My daughter is now telling me it is WF not WJ
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: obscurities on October 06, 2009, 03:54:45 PM
I would agree, the initals are not WJ, but WF.  I do not know who those initials belong to...... 

Craig
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: Margi on October 06, 2009, 07:55:27 PM
Thanks Craig I have searched as much as I can I think on the internet for WF but nothing  :cry:  It is now living back in the cabinet.
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: langhaugh on October 19, 2010, 01:45:01 AM
Just came across this while looking for something else. It looks like WJ to me, especially since Hadeland never had a WF designer.

David
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: mbmb on October 20, 2010, 07:43:13 AM
This is indeed Willy Johansson's signature, well known to all Norwegian collectors.

mbmb
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: Margi on October 20, 2010, 09:11:10 AM
Thanks to all it has been sat in my animal cupboard for some time now.  It is looking for a new home if anyone is interested.
Margi
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: Trine Johansson on March 03, 2018, 11:41:29 PM
Itís not his signature, he did not sign his work himself.
Only if he gave something to friends and family.
Thereís no doubt about it what so ever.
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: chopin-liszt on March 04, 2018, 07:27:26 PM
Thank-you so much for taking the time and trouble to join the board to give us this valuable information.  :)
I assume from your name, you are related to the artist? How exciting!
Title: Re: Willy Johansson Penguin
Post by: Trine Johansson on March 04, 2018, 07:42:31 PM
Youíre welcome.
Yes, Willy Johansson was my grandfather 😊