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Title: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: Level on August 30, 2007, 12:45:33 PM
I have a few pieces of Flamingo and was wondering if anyone knows who designed it? I know most of the pieces are dated after Kedelv left but I do own one piece signed Flygfors-52 and Flamingo.
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: Della on August 30, 2007, 01:00:06 PM

Hi Level,

As far as I am aware, these were also designed by Paul Kedelv, though not as common as the Coquille series.
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: Bill G on September 06, 2007, 06:27:32 PM
Paul Kedelv was a desiger at Flygsfors from 1949 - 1956

It is my understanding he designed the Flamingo series.

Bill Geary
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: Level on September 06, 2007, 08:25:23 PM
Thanks for the replies. Are there any examples of a Flamingo piece signed Kedelv?
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: chuggy on September 07, 2007, 06:27:19 AM
It's always been my understanding that the Flamingo range was a collaboration between Paul Kedelv and Wiktor Berndt which was why the range never carried either name.
Paul
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: Level on September 07, 2007, 12:17:54 PM
The piece I have dated '52 would have been made before Berndt was at Flygsfors though.
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: taylog1 on September 08, 2007, 06:58:40 AM
Could it be 62 ? I've seen two with dates in the '60s - both were long narrow bowls in swirled green (light and dark) and red.

Taylog1
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: Level on September 09, 2007, 01:05:58 AM
Definitely 52, its a small green dish with red and white squiggly lines. I'll see if I can post a picture.

http://picasaweb.google.com/LVelvond/Level (http://picasaweb.google.com/LVelvond/Level)
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: taylog1 on September 09, 2007, 06:09:01 AM
Yep,

I rechecked my database and a bowl of this design was on Tradera last year, signed Flygsfors - 50 Flamingo. (don't know why I didn't see it last time !).
That blows my theory then.
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: Level on September 09, 2007, 11:50:41 PM
I am curious as to why none of the Flamingo pieces have a designer signature.
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: taylog1 on September 28, 2007, 07:53:51 PM
Not quite the answer, but I thought this piece interesting.

http://www.lauritz.com/Item/Item.aspx?LanguageId=2&ItemId=1098702&nBids=5&ReturnUrl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.lauritz.com%2fItemList%2fItemList.aspx%3fLanguageId%3d2%26DC%3d1%26CPIn%3d2%26ISz%3d0%26PSz%3d30%26PSzG%3d6%26SO%3d3%26ST%3d0%26IgId%3d36%26TTyp%3d0%26TVal%3d0%26FLId%3d2%26FCId%3d5%26FText%3d%26LLan%3dFalse%231098702

The pattern is very similar to some of the Flamingo pieces, but signed Coquille, Flygfors- 56

Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: Level on September 29, 2007, 12:30:37 PM
Well that is curious. I put the photo of the piece I have back up if you want to see it. It is basicly the same piece. 
Title: Re: Flygsfors Flamingo designer
Post by: taylog1 on September 29, 2007, 12:39:13 PM
It is most odd I agree - checking my records, another bowl of the same pattern was onTradera in Feb last year marked Flygsfors - 50 Flamingo.

Well, Lauritz will ship if you want an interesting pair !