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Author Topic: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.  (Read 327 times)

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Offline essi

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Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« on: April 19, 2021, 08:25:14 PM »
Picked this up in Finland about 3 years ago.
I have assumed rightly or wrongly that this vase was presented to somebody who worked at the glass factory.
The translation i got for Hederspris = Honorary award.
With the Strombergshyttan having a s on the end i think it means of the factory. ( i need a Swedish speaker to look at this :) )
The vase is a Gerda Stromberg design of the mid 1930's model b.128 . Double checked thanks to Kerstin's catalogues.
The base carries none of the usual identification. the inscription seems to be acid etched.
What do you think?
Tim.

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Re: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 11:51:56 AM »
I have a very good friend who speaks both Swedish and Finnish, I'll ask her.  :)
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Re: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 03:59:11 PM »
Of course it *could* have been given to someone from the factory, but somehow I doubt it. (such a present doesn't feel very ... Swedish)

As I understand, Strömbergshyttan (the village) was a close knit community, and still is (even though most have moved away) - so my guess would be an "internal joke" sort of thing... Guess is a key word here.

However, the -s ending implies, as you say, "of Strömbergshyttan". Nice piece, and a nice mystery!

Kerstin (who has only lived in the area for 25 yrs, so I'm still "new")

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Re: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2021, 07:37:08 PM »
 ;D I cannot fault your translation Kerstin, you are fluent in Swedish.

I did ask my friend, who is German, but loves languages, particularly Finnish and Swedish. This is her reply.
It reads "Strombergshyttans Hederspris". That means "Strombergshyttan's price of honour".

But now, I'm wondering if she muddled the words price and prize in her English. :)
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Re: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2021, 06:47:09 AM »
She did, which is why I would have said "award" - a safer word for us foreigners...

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Re: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2021, 12:03:26 PM »
 ;D
She's not living somewhere she speaks English all the time now. Out of practise. And expecting a baby any day now. We noticed the error. I think we can forgive her.  :)
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Re: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2021, 07:19:24 PM »
Thanks to Sue and Kerstin for the information.
Interesting to get a local Swedish perspective on the subtleties of how the language may be used.
One small point, the vase is quarter a of an inch (6.35mm) shorter in height than the stated catalogue size.
Would this make it a second or is that within working tolerances?
Kerstin, are you on the Stromberg Facebook site ?. is it worth signing up to Facebook for that site?.
Thanks again,
Tim

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Re: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2021, 07:47:30 AM »
Tim, I'm not on facebook at all - but from what I have heard, you wouldn't be qualified... (and neither would I)
I've heard it is for "us who grew up in Strbh when there was still a glassworks" kind of group (but what do I know, really?)

"A little shorter" makes me guess ir was "saved" one way or other - but I just guess, here. Or maybe the awardee (is that a word?) dropped it, and had it ground down? - we'll probably never know...

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Re: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 10:34:57 PM »
Tim,
I'm on Facebook, I'm a member of the group 'Strömbergshyttan glass'. It's a helpful and friendly group. A good resource for info on Strömbergshyttan.

Kerstin, I don't know where you got your strange 'info' from about this group.



 

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Re: Just for show, Strombergshyttan.
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2021, 09:02:03 AM »
Inca, by sitting next to some of them at some kind of "do" at then local library...

 

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