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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: Ivo on July 07, 2009, 11:11:00 AM

Title: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: Ivo on July 07, 2009, 11:11:00 AM
Found these tho tiny ashtrays last Sunday and was quite content to recognise Höglund - until I looked it up. All the Höglund ones I could find were round. Then my COH (clever other half) recognised the design: the town arms from Scheveningen and Voorburg, which together with The Hague form the Haaglanden.

Scheveningen - the fishing port of The Hague - has three herrings in its coat of arms, while Roman city Voorburg has a picture of the Roman castellum. The Hague itself (a stork on one leg) is missing - and there may have been a fourth, the lesser known Voorschoten.

Question is, were these commissioned from Boda, or from Holmegaard? Or should I be looking for Leerdam, who I dare say :-X quite mastered the art of inspired design?
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: Daniel S on July 07, 2009, 04:34:42 PM
When Hoglund started at Boda they didnt manage to sell anything for a while. Then a  order camer from Holland(if I dont remember wrong). The order were for the small bowls or ashstrays similiar to yours. Nevertheless I dont think EH designed these.
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: Ivo on July 07, 2009, 05:39:09 PM
Fabulous information, thank you so much. So they may be as old as I am LOL
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: alexander on July 07, 2009, 09:46:30 PM
This style of ashtray was also made and sold at Plus Glasshytte in Norway in the 60-80ies- very popular.
 
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: Pinkspoons on July 23, 2009, 07:54:58 AM
You don't give sizes in your post, but this looks ostensibly similar:

http://glashistoriskselskab.dk.server871186721.internet-server.dk/index.php?option=com_ponygallery&Itemid=65&func=detail&id=3016

These designs may also hold some significance in Denmark - certainly three identical herrings make up the town of Rønne's coat of arms, famously used as a logo by Bornholm ceramics factory Michael Andersen.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/R%C3%B8nnes_v%C3%A5ben.png)
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: Ivo on July 23, 2009, 08:39:37 AM
Thanks good sluithing and yes - very close to mine. Mine are quite a bit smaller, 6x6 not 9,5x9,5. Also the three herrings in combination with the Roman castellum suggest they were made for our local market. I guess we'll never know if they were made in Sweden, Denmark or Norway -  or locally.
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: glassobsessed on August 16, 2009, 12:50:34 PM
Fish version also made in two sizes, these two 6 x 6cm and 8.5 x 9cm.

John
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: glassobsessed on August 16, 2009, 12:54:45 PM
Just had another look at Ivo's original photo and noticed some small differences in the shape of the fins, maybe these blue ones are later.

John
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: Ivo on August 16, 2009, 01:33:45 PM
curio update. Officially the Scheveningen ones are crowned and swim right to left - the ones you caught swim left to right.  One more vote for Norwegian came in...
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: glassobsessed on April 04, 2010, 03:24:59 PM
Looks like this 'mystery' is resolved: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,32479.msg177553.html#msg177553

John
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: johnphilip on April 04, 2010, 07:05:18 PM
Thanks folk only a few weeks ago i bought a boxed set of four, on the side is written Gamle Byen Fredrikstad on the other side" Glashouse" Old Town  ,no makers name . :hiclp: :thup:
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: johnphilip on April 05, 2010, 09:53:12 AM
Hi Ivo one of mine is identical to your one on the left . Town Hall . :thup:
Title: Re: Höglund inspired ashtrays - a mystery
Post by: Ivo on April 09, 2010, 06:21:48 AM
Thank you - wonderful information!