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Author Topic: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4  (Read 212120 times)

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Offline Ysala

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #310 on: April 27, 2020, 04:37:38 PM »
Hi Tim,
yes, it is signed with "Riihimäen Lasi Oy Nanny Still" and it's what made me learn a little about Finnish glass design:)
It was my first find (and a very lucky one) - I had no idea what it was (and I guess neither had the person selling it), saw the signature - to me it was just a lot of gibberish, having never heard of Riihimäen - but I did like the colour and the feel of it and it cost next to nothing so I took it home. Did a little bit of research, found out that it's from Finnland and put it in a nice corner.
Strangely enough I found the other two pieces of the same beautiful dark petrol colour on two other flea markets (I love strolling through flea marktes....and can't wait for them to reopen ;D) only a couple of weeks and kms apart. Guess that Nanny Still bottle made me more aware of the beauty of these pieces.

If I get lucky again I wouldn't mind adding a few more to the "collection" but I'm not what you could call a serious collector so I'm not spending a lot of money (yet?)
They really are beautful in their simplicity and do look amazing as a group though...

The amber one is a recent addition (as are the little candle holders) but it's not signed or engraved. The base is clear glass. It only has a label.
But it's interesting to learn that they have been given as presents, now I'd like to find one of those, too ;) Did the company give those away?

The Finnish certainly do have some beautiful glass :)


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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #311 on: April 27, 2020, 04:53:14 PM »
The Nanny Still was a good find. Fortune favours the inquisitive.
The Finnish glass I have seen with either a top silver ring or a base silver ring have names of employees who have given long service to
a company or organisation when the leave.
This type of glass was sold in jewellers shops and I suppose they did the engraving as well.
You say the Finnish have some beautiful glass, I agree, and a lot of the classic shapes and colours were made to sell as ordinary
everyday things back then.
Happy hunting,
Tim

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #312 on: May 05, 2020, 01:27:52 PM »
And they can still be used for what they were intended for. I don't get flowers very often but the one next to the Nanny Still bottle is my favourite one to use on occasion :)

Can you guess the theme?:

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #313 on: May 05, 2020, 07:01:37 PM »
 Freedom,Getting back to the sea and the sand after covid ??

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #314 on: September 27, 2020, 06:13:07 PM »
This is my display on top of the bookcase.
Just for fun does anybody care to name the manufacturers or the import company.
Good luck,
Tim

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #315 on: September 27, 2020, 06:26:35 PM »
 ;D Bottom row.:-
Isle of Wight Studio; Mdina; Stevens and Williams.

I'm too short to see the back row.  ;D
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #316 on: September 27, 2020, 06:36:53 PM »
All good on the front row :) The three at the back left are scarce items. The pinkish trumpet vase i think you helped me I/D it .
Thanks for the input.
Tim

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #317 on: September 27, 2020, 06:53:11 PM »
Vasart or perhaps Monart - the pic is a bit pixellated. The rim is wider than I would imagine for Vasart, but the colours fit.
I do know the pressed pattern is a scarce one - but I can't remember where I saw it - it was recent.  ;) Is it Polish? another Hortensja? (I seem to default to Hortensja. :-[ )

Company? Hmmmmm. Briard? (stab in the dark)
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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #318 on: September 27, 2020, 07:29:34 PM »
 :) Yes Sue, Monart (my only piece). Nigel Benson said it could be an early item.
The other three may have a whitefriars/scandinavian connection.
Tim

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Re: (Themed) glass displays - show me yours, I'll show you mine... part 4
« Reply #319 on: September 27, 2020, 07:38:17 PM »
Whew re. the very pink Monart. My reputation survives a little.
Scandi. and Wfs are not my areas.
But something to do with "Not George Hardy"?  ;)
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