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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: ahremck on May 11, 2011, 12:43:16 PM

Title: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT ID = Inge Samuelsson for SEA, "Rocket"
Post by: ahremck on May 11, 2011, 12:43:16 PM
I picked up this delightful small vase(c.12cms tall) from the op-shop for a $1.00 .  From the finish and weight I suspect it is of Scandinavian origin.  As you can see the base has obviously been formed in a mould - no sign of a pontil.

Can someone suggest who made it, and hopefully, who designed it.

Ross
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: Ivo on May 11, 2011, 12:56:59 PM
From the finish and weight I suspect

right, Finish is the operative word. It is from Riihimäen Lasi, 1960s and a factory design - it will probably not be possible to attribute this to a single designer.
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: Wayne on May 11, 2011, 01:00:45 PM
Pretty sure this is by Sea Glasbruk (Swedish).
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: ahremck on May 11, 2011, 01:01:38 PM
Any idea of website where I might find it or its cousins?

Ross
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: jonchellycain on May 11, 2011, 01:06:39 PM
Hi there
Its listed in Leslie Pinas book smoke and ice on page  28 Sea Glasbruk probably designed in the 1960's here is one i had
https://picasaweb.google.com/112538457954992188877/Sweden#5572069670894740882
michelle
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: Wayne on May 11, 2011, 01:11:06 PM
Few more Sea Glasbruk designs here: [Link (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/scandinavian_glass/sea_glass/seaglass_home.html)]
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: chriscooper on May 11, 2011, 01:14:03 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52198526@N00/3893895674/in/photostream

Chris
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: jonchellycain on May 11, 2011, 01:18:16 PM
 :hiclp: Chris answered the question on designer for me to
michelle
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: Wayne on May 11, 2011, 01:25:23 PM
Me three!  :hiclp:

Do we know if the designer info is accurate?
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: Wayne on May 11, 2011, 01:37:27 PM
Another link with the same designer info: [Link (http://www.coliseum-shop.com/en/catalog/3-interior-design/64-vases-holders/649-rocket-sea-glasbruk-inge-samuelsson.html)]

Those look very new, maybe they're still in production, so I guess the designer info is probably correct?
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: ahremck on May 11, 2011, 01:42:19 PM
How cool is that! :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:

54 minutes later from the other side of the world(literally) I have it identified and confirmed.  Simply stunning.   :thup:

Thanks to all and especially Angela Bowey for getting this wondrous resource going with others I don't know.

Ross
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: chriscooper on May 11, 2011, 01:58:01 PM
According to the same poster the large one in this link is a current production piece.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52198526@N00/3893107609/in/photostream/

Chris :sun:
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: Wayne on May 11, 2011, 02:18:32 PM
Ah right, so large ones are new, small ones are 60's.  They seem to know their stuff!
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: Ivo on May 11, 2011, 02:24:42 PM
I jumped but should have looked it up.  :ru:
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: px on May 11, 2011, 03:06:52 PM
yep yep, the finish can be great although it isn't Finnish!  ;)
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT where and who designed it.
Post by: Anne E.B. on May 11, 2011, 03:37:52 PM
They've been reintroduced as part of their SEA Retro Series.
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT ID = Inge Samuelsson for SEA, "Rocket"
Post by: ahremck on May 23, 2011, 11:16:52 AM
Thanks to all for your help.   :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:

Ross
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT ID = Inge Samuelsson for SEA, "Rocket"
Post by: catshome on May 02, 2012, 02:10:09 PM
Still just a bit confused about these vases.  I have the book and it shows the vase as 5" (12.7cm).  I see from this thread that there are larger ones in current production, but they look quite a bit bigger.  My cobalt blue one is almost 6" (15cm).......... did they do any other sizes in 1960?

Thanks
Cat
Title: Re: I assume it is Scandinavian BUT ID = Inge Samuelsson for SEA, "Rocket"
Post by: Swedishmom on May 02, 2012, 03:07:48 PM
Yes, they have started the production with the same name - Rocket again. (At least it was in that way for a couple of years ago, but today??? I don't know).