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Author Topic: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.  (Read 615 times)

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Offline Pinkspoons

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I found a little information that this shape was only available in 135mm, 180m, and 225mm heights when it was introduced in 1956.

It seems the range was increased in height. The two tallest vases pictured here are a whopping 340mm tall, and the smallest 260mm.

I don't suppose anyone is familiar with them?

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Re: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2022, 07:30:11 PM »
hiya Nic!  :)
I think I had a small grey one, once. So not completely unfamiliar. ;)
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Re: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2022, 07:55:36 PM »
Hullo Sue!

These larger ones seem to be quite elusive. The only ones I've found so far were on the cover of a booklet called 'Orrefors 100 ĺr': https://pictures.abebooks.com/inventory/31012157977.jpg

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Re: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2022, 08:03:07 PM »
I don't think I've seen any others, not even small ones. If you're looking at/for glass they do stand out a bit, because of the slightly unusual gentle tapering from base to rim.
I found mine several long years ago, but passed it on.  :)
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Re: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2022, 01:17:51 AM »
I bought these about 5-6 years ago with some really very lovely and also very tall Ingeborg Lundin hourglass vases, and for some reason these ones ended up in storage. They've got a very nice organic feel to them - especially the slightly wonky rims.

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Re: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2022, 12:44:50 PM »
I suspect you may have been a bit overwhelmed by the Lundins.  ;D
But these do sing very sweetly of quality.
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Re: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2022, 04:49:40 PM »
 In the Swedish glass factories book, the catalogue for 1956 gives two sizes for PU 3579/6 225mm and 320mm.
It also shows only one colourway steel grey.
in the 1960 catalogue i cant find that same pattern number but there is pattern number PU3630/3 which is very close to your ones with a height of 290 mm.
The catalogues end in 1960 but maybe that vase continued to be developed and different heights and colours were made.
Hope this was of some use.
Tim

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Re: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2022, 04:59:31 PM »
Thanks Tim.  :)
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Re: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2022, 02:26:07 PM »
Thank you so very much for taking a look. The information I found for the much smaller sizes must have been incorrect.

The vases seem to be free-blown, or at least extensively worked after being mould-blown, so that might (at a push) place the different heights within the scope of handmade variation, but the two larger ones being more or less the same size reduces that possibility.

Might they be reliably dated to a specific production period via the labels?

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Re: Orrefors, Sven Palmqvist, #3579/6 vases in some very tall sizes.
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2022, 04:52:16 PM »
And not to be confused with these Orrefors Lindstrand bits:
https://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/lot/240992

 

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