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Author Topic: Vicke Viktor Lindstrand bowls Orrefors  (Read 548 times)

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Re: Vicke Viktor Lindstrand bowls Orrefors
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2021, 11:56:35 AM »
Pic of skater bowl:)

They have never been used.  The bases are immaculate with a large polished pontil mark right up to the edge.
The edges of each of the bowls are cut flat and polished.
These are tiny bowls and extremely delicate, light and fragile.

The engravings are stylised and are done in such a way as to give the perfect sense of movement of the sport- much like a cartoon might. For example the skater even has a cross drawn below the feet to indicate a movement on the ice.
They're just lovely.

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Re: Vicke Viktor Lindstrand bowls Orrefors
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2021, 07:55:13 PM »
Thanks for posting your pictures M.
Very classy items, if i had seen them out and about i would have taken them home :)
Tim

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Re: Vicke Viktor Lindstrand bowls Orrefors
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2021, 08:37:21 PM »
They are classy aren't they. That's the perfect word to describe them.  The detail and the execution is perfect in every way.

I'm attaching pictures of the little liqueur glasses that came with them.  They are a different design and I thought maybe Leerdam but on second look I'm sure they aren't and they aren't marked either. 
They are very slightly reminiscent of this vase the thick foot, the turned out rim maybe?
https://assets.catawiki.nl/assets/2020/4/22/b/b/a/bbae1e48-7f29-416b-aa58-fa1f59f2562d.jpg
and this design although the base on this is removable:
https://www.botterweg.com/Copier_A_D/Leerdam/tabid/234/lotid/29964/Lot-29964.aspx?language=en-US

Again they are exquisitely made, very lightweight, the ridge design is cut and polished on both angles and immaculate.  No marking on the bases.
Sorry, the base pic is a little fuzzy but it's the best I could get.  The angle is sharp between side of foot and base despite what it looks like in the photograph,  but the bases look molded or very smoothed off.    Maybe Czech perhaps?
Just a long shot to see if they 'could' be Orrefors perhaps.  Thank you for any input - it is much appreciated.

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Re: Vicke Viktor Lindstrand bowls Orrefors
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2021, 02:29:34 PM »

What was Orrefors Sandvik?  Was this a separate place where the soda glass items were produced?

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Sandviks glasfbruk:

Situated in Hovmantorp, was founded in 1889, went bust in 1902. By 1903 it was bought by Edw Strömberg, who (reputedly) made mostly preserving jars until he sold it to Orrefors in 1917. (Himself went on to be highest boss in Orrefors proper.)

Since then Sandvik manufactured all the sophisticated soda glass that Orrefors sold (the "cheap" too, I dare say); they did so until the closure in 2005. ”All” ordinary orrefors designers also worked for Sandvik, for their soda glass.

Thus, the village Hovmantorp had two glassworks for a considarable time: Hofmantorp from  1859-1878 and then Hofmantorps nya glasbruk, which became just Hovmantorps glasbruk in 1905-1968.

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Re: Vicke Viktor Lindstrand bowls Orrefors
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2021, 03:06:36 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to post so much detail Kerstin :)  Much appreciated and very nice to learn a little more.  I don't have many Scandinavian pieces at all - a handful, so it's not history I've delved into much.

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Re: Vicke Viktor Lindstrand bowls Orrefors
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2021, 11:55:00 AM »
I'm wondering if these might be caviar bowls?

I came across this as you do, in a similar shape and they are described as caviar bowls (Baccarat) although that might just be the seller's interpretation of what they were for:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/set-baccarat-caviar-bowls-474905862

Any thoughts would be helpful.

Thank you.
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Re: Vicke Viktor Lindstrand bowls Orrefors
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2021, 07:52:24 PM »
M, have just looked at Kerstins Orrefors catalogue price list for 1926 (which may be a little to early for your glass).
The Swedish spelling for caviar is kaviar, this does not show up in the price list name of goods.
Maybe Swedish life took of and caviar became more popular in the thirties.
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Re: Vicke Viktor Lindstrand bowls Orrefors
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2021, 08:37:47 PM »
Thanks you for checking Tim :)

It was a long shot just because I spotted the similar shape in those Baccarat bowls.

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