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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: poppyparker on August 25, 2011, 09:43:06 PM

Title: Clear 4 lobed vase with optic ribs and mystery signature ID = Ehrner, Kosta Boda
Post by: poppyparker on August 25, 2011, 09:43:06 PM
Hello all!

Just returned from a successful trip to Goodwill on Haight Street.  

This is a clear vase, feels modern and has a signature that try as I might I couldn't quite get a good picture of (even with powder in the engraving).

23.5cm tall and 17.5cm across the top at the widest point.  

The sig. to my eye is something like "truli drah" or "trauti drob" then a sign for a number and then definitely 8604.

Any ideas?  :sun:
Title: Re: Clear 4 lobed vase with optic ribs and mystery signature
Post by: poppyparker on August 25, 2011, 09:43:59 PM
And, sorry, it's moulded.
Title: Re: Clear 4 lobed vase with optic ribs and mystery signature
Post by: Anne on August 25, 2011, 10:01:41 PM
Can you do a bigger pic of the signature? Close up shot of it - use the macro or super macro if you have either setting. And if you make your images bigger we can see more. You should be able to get to around 700px on the longest side and still stay under the file size limit for the board. If you can't get it to work for you, take a good close up and email me a copy at full size and I'll help resize it for you if needed.
Title: Re: Clear 4 lobed vase with optic ribs and mystery signature
Post by: poppyparker on August 25, 2011, 10:13:33 PM
Hi Anne

I load them onto Picasa and then export them to My Pictures,  I have to resize to 320 (the lowest) when I export as I've found they won't upload at all at anything higher than that.  I'm sure I don't have a macro setting.  Maybe I shouldn't crop them in Picasa before the export?  Or use something entirely different from Picasa?  I'll see what I can do after I've walked the doglet.

Many thanks!

Title: Re: Clear 4 lobed vase with optic ribs and mystery signature
Post by: poppyparker on August 26, 2011, 05:10:34 AM
Are these any better - full on flash at night seems to have captured more.
Title: Re: Clear 4 lobed vase with optic ribs and mystery signature
Post by: Ivo on August 26, 2011, 07:09:42 AM
It does say Kosta Boda which is GOOD. Cannot read the number though - but you should be able to advise what it says.... and then move this item to Scandinavian glass, a friendly mod adds Kosta Boda to the title and there! you have a fair chance of identification!
Title: Re: Clear 4 lobed vase with optic ribs and mystery signature
Post by: ahremck on August 26, 2011, 01:17:12 PM
Ivo is right.

Kosta Boda designed by Anna Ehrner, handblown.  "Aqua" series. Number is 48604 - means was designed in 1986.  9.5" tall = 240mm
[Courtesy the Kosta Boda Book of Glass 1986 - Page 45]

Ross
Title: Re: Clear 4 lobed vase with optic ribs and mystery signature
Post by: poppyparker on August 26, 2011, 03:01:46 PM
Ah, what a relief.  Thank you SOOO much. 

Poppy