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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Scandinavian Glass => Topic started by: msiscoe on January 17, 2012, 06:48:11 PM

Title: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: msiscoe on January 17, 2012, 06:48:11 PM
Hello, I have this obviously Scandinavian etched vase, very high quality etching and polishing, and it is signed, but I do not recognize the maker:
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: ahremck on January 17, 2012, 10:12:05 PM
Can find no name similar in an extensive list off Wikipedia.  No real surprise.  Apparently engraver's were able to but blanks off various larger companies and use their own studio name.  I can make out (I believe) SLASG*ARY / GLASG*ARY as a studio name but the * letter is too badly scratched.  The AK is probably the engraver and I notice an AK = Ake Karlsson engraved at Orrefors from 1924 - 1945.  Perhaps it was his own personal shop at a later date?

This site looks like it might be some help as well  http://www.glassfromsweden.com/history-of-swedish-glass.html .

Very nice piece would happily have it my collection if I had found it.

Ross
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: msiscoe on January 17, 2012, 10:17:11 PM
Hello, thanks for that information, whoever etched this was an expert
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: msiscoe on January 18, 2012, 05:54:46 AM
I have sent the same photos over to the website you suggested. I hope they can help....
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: Ivo on January 18, 2012, 08:18:58 AM
The search should not be limited to just Sweden - engraved glass in the swedish style has been made, sometimes with bewildering signatures, in Norway, Belgium and in Hungary.
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: Daniel S on January 20, 2012, 05:01:39 PM
it's swedish for sure. It says GLASGRAVYR(Engraved glass)
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: msiscoe on January 20, 2012, 05:05:37 PM
So, we need to know who AK was then....
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: Ivo on January 20, 2012, 07:04:49 PM
Aha independent engraving studio using blanks from Kosta, Orrefors or Skruf.  That will not be easy ID.
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: msiscoe on January 20, 2012, 07:08:39 PM
The mystery deepens...
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: Daniel S on January 20, 2012, 07:23:07 PM
there were tons of small engraver cabins
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: msiscoe on January 23, 2012, 08:35:54 PM
Hello, the people over at Glass From Sweden id the engraver as Ake Hugo Karlsson, who worked at Orrefors from 1925-1945. Mystery solved!
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: Ivo on January 23, 2012, 09:08:17 PM
so - do they think this is an Orrefors vase?
Title: Re: Etched Scandinavian Vase, Help ID Maker Please.....
Post by: Daniel S on January 23, 2012, 09:10:28 PM
it's not for sure.