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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: Nancy128 on June 16, 2006, 03:20:25 PM

Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter - ID = Aseda decanter by Bo Borgstrum
Post by: Nancy128 on June 16, 2006, 03:20:25 PM
Hi everyone, found this pretty blue decanter this morning at a sale and was told that it's old and European.  (Whatever that means!!! )   But I thought is was pretty and am sending it off to you experts that might be able to identify it.  The neck is interesting you can tell that it was applied.  The base is flat.  

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Thanks a bunch.
Nancy
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: dagart on June 16, 2006, 05:06:44 PM
Hello Nancy,
  I thinkl you decanter is special! Something I would have purchased if the chance came. I wonder if its French? Baccarat? No signatutres?
Dan
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Nancy128 on June 16, 2006, 05:15:12 PM
Dan, I haven't found any signatures.  The very elderly woman that was selling it said that she had had it for many many years.  When I asked about "where" she bought it she said she didn't remember.  She also had a HUGE bruise on her forehead, me thinks she might of had a fall and doesn't remember anything.  Who knows.  I just thought it was something special too.  Hope we can identify it!!!!

Nancy
Title: Re: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Ivo on June 16, 2006, 08:15:51 PM
Quote from: "Nancy128"
The neck is interesting you can tell that it was applied.  


Great decanter - unable to say where it originates from but the shape is so specific that you stand a fair chance to find out.

The manufacturing technique is called "half post" - this is where a small bubble is blown which is then used to gather another portion of glass. This way you can make larger hollow vessels like bottles or decanters. The neck is not applied, but is part of the original bubble. The technique was used  in Scandinavia a lot -  especially Denmark.
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Pinkspoons on June 16, 2006, 08:27:27 PM
I have the same 'appied' look on a turn-of-the-century Holmegaard decanter of mine.

My first thought with this very nice decanter was that it was possibly Scandi.
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Nancy128 on June 16, 2006, 09:20:51 PM
Scandi was my first thought when I saw it, but I am not an expert in this area.  Isn't Holmgaard usually signed?
Nancy
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Frank on June 16, 2006, 09:34:54 PM
Like all usually signed items, usually. Which of course means sometimes not and if it is not a common item it can be hard to find a signed match. I used to collect Per Lutken and never saw one unsigned - perhaps they did not always do so and introduced signing at a certain point in time.
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Pinkspoons on June 16, 2006, 09:50:13 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to insinuate that this was by Holmegaard. I was just pointing out in response to Ivo's post an example of Danish glass that I knew of which had the same neck.

Quite a lot of Holmegaard wasn't signed, though. (most) tableware (decanters, glasses, etc...) and all the pressed glass I've seen. Then there's the later stuff like the Gulvase, Carnaby, Palet, etc...
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: chopin-liszt on June 17, 2006, 07:22:35 AM
:D :shock: :D

Thanks very much, Ivo, for the info. about these necks!

This kind of neck is sometimes found in Mdina, it has always, as far as I know, been described as a "dropped in neck", which I did not quite follow, but you have now made it clear! 8) :D  8)

Nancy - that iS quite some decanter - what a lovely find!
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: glasswizard on June 17, 2006, 07:29:05 AM
This has several of the same features found on Aseda decanters particularly the neck, the rim and the pulled up bits. This is where I would start looking, Terry
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Nancy128 on June 17, 2006, 03:13:47 PM
Thanks Terry and everyone, I will start looking right now into Aseda.  If I find anything, I'll let you know.
Nancy
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Della on June 20, 2006, 11:38:24 AM
Hi Nancy.

It looks as though Terry is spot on.  :lol:

I have just received my copy of Fire & Sea by Leslie Pina & Lorenzo Vigier and on page 73, is your decanter.

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Aseda decanter designed by Bo Borgstrum ca. 1960's


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Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Nancy128 on June 20, 2006, 01:05:48 PM
That's great news!!!  I saw a couple of close matches on eBay, and it got me to wondering about the stopper.  In the Fire and Sea does it have the same stopper and is there anyway I could get a copy of page 73?  
Thanks,
Nancy
Title: Can anyone identify Blue Decanter
Post by: Della on June 20, 2006, 01:20:51 PM
Hi Nancy,

It doesn't show the stopper, although it says that it has a clear one.

If you email me, I can then forward you a scan of page 73, if you like?