Posted 3 years ago
The first post for this year and I'm putting forward a vase that I've had now for the last six months. It came from one of my favourite haunts. It was a wedding gift to the store manager in the sixties or seventies; or so I was told.It retains the original sticker and looks like it has never been used. It looks like it went into the cupboard and had only rarely seen daylight.
Fortunately a new CW contributor has some first hand knowledge of these pieces.
So here is yet another one for Nils to comment on, if he would kindly do so.
It is marked clearly on the bottom B932 C 216.
What really attracted me to this piece is the engraving. I have a particular thing for engraved fish. Here we have two very cute Angel fish among some weed. The engraving is more easily photographed from the rear, I found.
The shape of the vase is oval and has the beautifully angled engraved rim that I associate with Asta Strömberg.
From what I have recently learnt the C 216 refers to a pattern for this design. I suppose my questions to Nils will be:
Is B932 an Asta design?
Were the fish C 216 designed by Asta, too?
It is a really tall and elegant form.
H: 27 cm or 10.6"
W: 10 cm or 3.93"