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Title: Orrefors
Post by: Pat on November 13, 2005, 03:28:46 PM
I bought this Orrefors figure today. Does anyone know whicch series and when and can anyone please read the signature. The pic is not good but the best I could do.
Pat

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Title: Orrefors
Post by: Ivo on November 13, 2005, 04:32:07 PM
I have three of these and they're all signed "Of".
They are from a series of 12 professions made in the 1980s; the design is by Olle Alberius.
I have a glass blower, foundry worker and cook
Title: Re: Orrefors
Post by: rosieposie on May 18, 2014, 09:51:29 PM
Hello Ivo!  This is a bump from a long time ago!! .... are you certain there were 12 of these figurines? 

I have a set comprising:

Carpenter
Shoemaker
Foundryman
Tailor
Glassblower
Blacksmith
Baker
Chimneysweep

And a Bartender with cocktail shaker which I understood was a free gift if the full set of 8 pieces were all bought together.

If there were 12,  do you know which ones I am missing please?
Title: Re: Orrefors
Post by: Anne on May 18, 2014, 10:05:11 PM
Can someone who has these please add images for those of us who haven't seen them, please?  :)
Title: Re: Orrefors
Post by: rosieposie on May 18, 2014, 10:31:33 PM
I will try Anne,  these are not the best pictures,  but I will take separate ones of each as soon as I can clear the dining table to put the background up.


Picture one from left to right
Bartender, Tailor, Blacksmith.

Second picture from left to right
Chimneysweep, Foundryman, Glassblower.

Third picture from left to right
Glassblower (again!) Carpenter and Baker.

Just realised I still need the shoemaker.  :(


And a little Danish Mermaid in the front!!!! (Not part of the set).
Title: Re: Orrefors
Post by: Anne on May 19, 2014, 02:01:50 AM
Rosie, thank you, they are super! I've only seen the glassblower and the shoemaker before, so it's lovely to see the rest.
Title: Re: Orrefors
Post by: chriscooper on May 20, 2014, 02:46:20 PM
Saw one today in a locked cabinet Rosie it was 20 so didn't bother to get it out it was behind something else so not a good look at it but don't recognise it from any of them?
Title: Re: Orrefors
Post by: rosieposie on May 20, 2014, 05:31:04 PM
Thanks for the info Chris,  I am still reeling from the fact that I haven't got the shoemaker.... I was certain I had the full set.  But then again I do have several boxes of glass still packed away,  but if the one you saw is the shoemaker and you feel like negotiating on my behalf....  I'd be happy to buy as long as there is no damage at all. :)
Title: Re: Orrefors
Post by: chriscooper on May 21, 2014, 02:12:46 PM
Will have a look next time Rosie though sure it's not one in your pictures.
Title: Re: Orrefors
Post by: chriscooper on May 24, 2014, 02:29:51 PM
Not a great photo Rosie.
Title: Re: Orrefors
Post by: rosieposie on May 25, 2014, 09:56:40 AM
Hi Chris,  this is The Tailor,  often mistaken for a Rugmaker or Mason, but is listed by Orrefors as The Tailor. Hope this is helpful.  It may just have the 'of' mark on the base.
Here is a reference for you:

http://www.replacements.com/webquote/CO_ORRMISFCRF.htm

Click on the list and scroll down to The Tailor, click on that and you will see the picture of the piece you are asking about. :)