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Clear glass3 of 12MARCOLIN SWEDEN YACHTHARMONIKKA vase, Tamara Aladin (Riihimäki Lasi Oy, 1971)
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Posted 4 years ago


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This vase was purchased at the Salvo's a few years ago. I've only seen one other here in Sydney, a damaged piece, at the Collector's Market two years ago. It is another piece of my "engraved glass".... as such it is not to everyone's taste. This is not acid etched. The entire outer surface has been ground and cut back in a hatched manner that resembles "planishing"as a decorative element on metals. The Italians call this glass technique "battuto":
"This is a type of glass whose surface has a homogeneous set of grindings of variable depth, slightly irregular, in imitation of hammered branches. The first examples of this type of process go back to the early nineteen hundreds in France, at the Daum works, with the "martelé" vases."

This vase is signed in script Orrefors JJ 4744 - 22. The JJ is the mark of an artist at Orrefors Jan Johansson. He trained as a silversmith and I'm sure this series is a synthesis of his early training and his work at Orrefors. He likes to exploit the properties of crystal by controlling light through shape and cut. He enjoys 'processing' crystal. He has been one of the 'cut glass' enthusiasts at Orrefors since 1969.

I do not know the name of the series that this vase comes from. I have seen another shape on the net in a different colour with the "battuto" finish from JJ at Orrefors. If anyone can give me some more information I would appreciate it.

Height: 16 cm or 6.2"
Width: 13 cm or 5.1 "
Depth: 10cm or 3.9 "


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Hey V, this is pretty and would look beautiful with roses in her, to highlight her "color".
    Just posted a fun one.
    Running to work and running late...whoops!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks Amber & Sean!
    Yes it's a weighty little thing.
    I've just tried to weigh it for you but it's more than the kitchen scales could handle.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thanks mate! Thursday is washing day! Getting ready for Good Friday! Everything closes here ..... it is the gloomiest day of the year.
    Happy Easter to everyone!
  4. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    I LOVE it!!!
    I love the ground facets, looking through it it incredible, and I love the taper
    all of that beautiful weight to that small foot,....just wonderful!
    Happy Easter to you too, my Friend!
    As you can imagine, this has been a very busy couple of weeks,
    I can't wait until the lillies arrive,( Sat. AM )
    their fragrance is very transporting
    and they're even more beautiful knowing that my Mother carried them at her wedding in Prestice, Czechoslovakia, at the end of WW2.
    Good Night,
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    And to you too Bellin!

    By the way the Lilium Longiflorum flowers here in November; therefore another name Christmas lily & November lily. The variant Lilium formosanum is considered a weed here too it competes with our native flora!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks ozmarty!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian_pieces!
  8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Mmmm, but this kind of engraved glass I love :) It's a great vase! :)
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks austro!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AEON!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks TONINO!
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks SEANN. Just got home with a Nuutajarvi duck!
  14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    Hello Kevin Mate !!! your very welcome !! Can we see the Duck!!!!!:) Please!!!!
  15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    Im so Happy you had found one!!! don't they feel very smooth!!!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Smooth and much smaller than I thought.
    Going to check with black light too!
  17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    Yes it is smooth and small !!! Yes check with Black light!!!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    No reaction. It was on the off chance.
  19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    Oh well !!! you have gotten your self a stunning piece!!!!
  20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    The office is all cleaned up and everything is in order!!!!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks MSL!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!

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