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FLORIS MEYDAM LEERDAM 1954.

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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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The colour is what attracted my eye to this vase initially and there were the remnants of a sticker to alert me to its origins. My first thought was that it was by Copier but after looking at the site of the Nationaal Glasmuseum (Dutch National Glass Museum) I discovered its true identity.

http://www.nationaalglasmuseum.nl

The museum has a set of photos on this vase there that includes its design by Floris Meydam. In the Leerdam catalogue it is described as: "Vaas, turkoise dikke druppelvorm, kleine mondopening". Its catalogue number is 2685 or 2686. It dates to 1954 and is in a really attractive colour that the Dutch call 'turkoise'. It has an optic effect that draws your eye to the vase due to a partial thicker internal oval wall.

It reminds me of the later 'torpedo vases' of Holmegaard etc..
No mark, they just used a sticker for these 'Sericas'.
Typically beautiful base and ground pontil.
Height: 21 cm or 8.3 inches
Width: 10 cm or 3.93 inches

Floris Meydam died on September 25, 2011. He was 91 years of age.

"For 35 years (1949-1984) Meydam was head of design department at Leerdam. In this capacity he gave the post-war collection of the glass factory a recognizable face. He is responsible for a large number of designs for both utility glass (glass dinnerware, bowls, vases, etc.) and glass packaging. In addition, he designed numerous pieces of occasional glass: Leerdam Unica, Leerdam Serica and glass panels. He also designs for the ceramics industry, including the famous Black Princess for Regina.
Meydam continually searched for new forms and he designed many innovative items. Typical of his work is the simplicity of the design.
As an industrial designer and independent artist, he received many national and international awards and prizes. In 1952 he was the first Dutch designer at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and won the "Good Design Award". After retirement in 1984 he continued on as an independent glass artist."

http://www.nationaalglasmuseum.nl/

Comments

  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Sean! How are you mate?
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Cheap and cheerful mate! Nothing much has happened this week. I have been out and about but to no avail! I'm about to do the dusting, vacuuming and looking for cobwebs before eye4 spots them! LOL!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Did you see valkma's new Rozendaal glass? It's this same blue that both Maastricht and Leerdam played around with in the thirties and fifties. His glass is just wonderful!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks kerry10456!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks miKKo!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Mac63!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks dasullywon!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Justanovice!
  10. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 2 years ago
    great piece and the 1st pic really shows off the wall good size too of course love the color
  11. artislove artislove, 2 years ago
    nice meydam i am hoping to find a nice australian piece here in holland!
  12. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Fabulous shape and colour!...:-)
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks valkma, eye4beauty, artislove, austro and inky too!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks too to bratjdd! Missed you on the overnight list, apologies!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Wait till you see the new one today. There is a definite smudge just to tease you on this one! Give me five minutes! 22 cm = how many inches?
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    That's eight and a half thumbs, n'est-ce pas?
  17. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    You have had had some good treasures going!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Amber. This one was bought about five years back, now. Bought from the same place where I got the marble angel fish called Cicciu'! Cross pollination!

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/24126-cicciu-the-marble-butterfly-fish
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks czechman, too!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Jayhow!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks MacArt!
  23. kulektor, 2 years ago
    What stunning color, it must be outrageous in real time. Thanks for sharing vetraio50.

    Eddie
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Eddie! 'Turquoise' is a recurrent theme in Dutch glass. Meydam played around with it and a dark blue. It's exotic and hankers back to the colours of Islamic glass and pottery, I think.
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  26. pawis pawis, 2 years ago
    Awesome, what beautiful treasures you find!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Phatbuddha, pawls and SilicaTales!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Maggadora!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks moonstonelover! You've been delving deep!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks kygurl32!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Hornet!
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks aeon & bratjdd too!
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Heinjan!
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks MSL!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks RACER4four!
  36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks SEAN 'n AGHCOLLECT!
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME!
  38. Cpomedx Cpomedx, 3 months ago
    You have some fantastic pieces.
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks CPOMEDX !!!!!
  40. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 months ago
    Great vase!

    It's not that Leerdam glass is undervalued, but unknown. That's such a pity because they made some amazing glass at their factory.
  41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Very true, AUSTRO. Thanks again!!!!
  42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE 'n HO2CULTCHA too!!!!
  43. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 months ago
    Man , I have to say Kevin you do have the right lighting for this stunning vase!!
  44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 months ago
    Thanks yet again SEAN!!!!
  45. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 months ago
    Your very welcome Kevin!!!

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