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Title: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: Pinkspoons on May 09, 2010, 08:48:23 PM
I've a pair of these, and I know I've seen them before, but I can't for the life of me find the maker anywhere.

The texture on the side is quite remeniscent of Jorma Vennola's 'Kuusi' (Spruce) series for Iittala, but I can't find anything that matches. Likewise, it doesn't pop up in any of the Kosta Boda references I have.

Any help much appreciated.
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: Anne E.B. on May 16, 2010, 02:18:07 PM
Could it be Nybro?  May be worth checking :)
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: Pinkspoons on May 16, 2010, 06:39:06 PM
Cheers, Anne. Nybro hadn't even crossed my mind - I'll look into it.  :)
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: jonchellycain on March 16, 2011, 10:15:39 AM
Did anybody ever find and answer on these as i have one too. Had assumed it was Iittala as the design on the sides is the same as a Iittala fish paperweight i was thinking of buying recently at a fair (unfortunitly didnt get it though)
would it be possible to move this over to glass, maybe get a result on it there?
michelle
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: Pinkspoons on March 16, 2011, 01:46:50 PM
I never found the maker, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: Greg. on March 16, 2011, 02:50:57 PM
Hi,

These look pretty close: Kosta Volcano

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290543652516

Cheers
Greg
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: Anne E.B. on March 16, 2011, 06:49:37 PM
And just to confuse things  - I've seen a matching pair with Galway Crystal labels.  These might or might not be original to the pieces.  Might be worth contacting them?
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: kisslikeether on March 18, 2011, 08:36:25 AM
Pukeberg is another thought.
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: Pinkspoons on March 18, 2011, 09:07:18 AM
Galway could be a possibility - they certainly did a tealight votive a few years back that was heavily "inspired by" the 'Snowball' votives by Kosta.
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: rosieposie on March 20, 2011, 10:43:40 AM
Hi  :hi:  Is this your listing. or if not,  does it help at all??

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360353287639&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish? ID = Galway Crystal
Post by: Pinkspoons on March 20, 2011, 05:30:14 PM
Nope - not me!

I've tried looking up this Kosta 'Volcano' series, but I can't find any other references except for various eBay auctions - none of which provide any evidece. So I'm a touch sceptical.
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: rosieposie on March 20, 2011, 05:34:06 PM
Right-ho...on with the search then.......... :wsh:
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: jonchellycain on March 20, 2011, 08:34:35 PM
Not mine either.
Will keep searching for a definate. Although being that a stickered Galway one has been mentioned would imagine that's the answer
michelle
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: rosieposie on March 25, 2011, 10:57:33 AM
Still looking for you.....is this a GMB member listing....if not, you might be interested...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320676080475&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: rosieposie on March 27, 2011, 08:31:01 AM
Here's a genuine Kuusi pattern candle holder that might help to see if the patterning is the same as yours.  I know the shape is different, but I thought the surface pattern might help.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150582862892&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123
Rosie.
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: palo400 on May 10, 2011, 04:21:50 PM
Yep, Galway had these before boxed and have seen others with labels on, not that collectable at the moment.
Shame though as they are nice pieces.
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: rosieposie on May 10, 2011, 09:18:49 PM
This has just been listed on ebay...a paperweight that has remarkable similarities.....is it worth following up?
Rosie.  :sun:
Title: Re: Cast textured candleholders - Swedish or Finnish?
Post by: rosieposie on July 27, 2016, 11:49:26 AM
Well, as you know, I never give up the search!!
Here is a pair of candleholders like yours Pinkspoons   with labels.
They are Galway Crystal, not Scandinavian after all!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Galaway-Irish-Crystal-candle-holders-x-2-/291827198066?hash=item43f241a872:g:OlQAAOSwYHxWP3RY