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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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Yesterday there were slim pickings at the monthly Collector’s Market here is Sydney Australia. Or at least, that’s my excuse for having just bought these two goblets.

Just what I need, new glasses!

But I could not resist them!

Hand blown glasses are a real treat.

And when the dealer, a really nice young bloke called Andrew told me they were Strombergshyttan, well I had to take the plunge. Both of these goblets are signed “S.”. Young Andrew added that he had kept one glass and it retained the Strombergshyttan sticker.

I remembered the “S.” = Strombergshyttan as having been mentioned here on CW but for the life of me I can’t track down the reference. Rebessin filled in the details:
Today it has been confirmed that Gunnar Cyrén is designer for "Allmoge", by masterblower Jan Joansson, and his wife Ann-Marie, who both worked at Strombergshyttan the last years until 1979. They also said that Cyréns tableware serie "Herrgard" was designed for ,and produced in Strombergshyttan for the first. Allmoge had also celter glass, bowls and lantern/candleholder.
Orrefors introduced also a new sticker for Strombergshyttan (a typical 70's as I see), and in the bottom of the glassware they now signed with an S (se trough the foot in first picture). I don't think so much glass of this tableware serie came out before Strombergshyttan closed down in 1979. What I have seen these are more sought after in the collectors market than older tableware glass from Strombergshyttan, at least here in Sweden."

These have a real bell tone when tapped.

On the base they have no pontil mark buy I can feel and see the ‘gadget’ scar. I don’t think you’ll be able to see it in the photos.

Rebessin has recently commented that “In the oldest directories I've found five different crystal colors from Strombergshyttan”. The blue tinted crystal, the citron of his new Unica, there was a dark green set of glasses by Gerda Stromberg, this grey has a purplish tint to it and there's a bronze amber shade as well.

These are a good solid weight as well.
H: 16 cm or 6.3”
W: 8.5 cm or 3.3”

Mystery Solved

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  1. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    They are stunning!! I really have to make the trip down for those markets one day....
  2. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/search.php?q=Strombergshyttan
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Slave to the G!
    Thank you for that reference.
    I'm not sure which one refers to the "S." mark.

    Thanks to you too eye4beauty!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks JayHow!
    I agree.
    Really chunky glass!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Sean, mustangT, AmberRose, bratjdd, and to you too czechman!
  6. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Love those clear voluptuous stems,
    they'd lend a vigor to every sip
    very beautiful pieces!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks, Tonino!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks pops52!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks austro!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky!
  11. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 2 years ago
    How did they find the way to Australia? Is Scandinavian glass very popular there? I have to say that Germans didn't have such a Scandinavian taste at this time. I don't find very much of this sort on German ebay.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi cobaltcobold. Australia in the post-war years had a huge boost through immigation from Europe. But this happened after the First World War too. Tastes changed from English based wares to European taste. Scandinavian design was really popular. It's greatest expression is probably the Sydney Opera House designed by the Danish architect Jørn Obern Utzon.
    "The architect of Sydney Opera House, Jørn Utzon was a relatively unknown 38 year old Dane until January 29, 1957 when his entry, scheme number 218, was announced winner of the ‘International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney’. With his vision the City of Sydney was to become an international city."

    Danish design was what everyone admired, desired and with Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian design was given as wedding presents for the next twenty years. And then the Italians, the Greeks, the Turks, the Germans, the Czechs, the Hungarians in turn added their contribution to contemporary life in The land of Oz.

    This is an interesting article:
    http://researchbank.swinburne.edu.au/vital/access/services/Download/swin:1158/SOURCE1
  13. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 2 years ago
    You are right, I didn't think of this wonderful opera house. Thank you for the article. It will help me to make this long trip in thoughts! Germanyhad its own glass factories at that time which were not so bad. But in furniture Scandinavian design was very popular, too.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    German products were not always popular with buyers from major department stores after the Wars. These buyers define taste even today. But quality products at the right price soon changed public perceptions. I remember going to a trade show here in Sydney in 1963. The mood had changed after twenty years and Japanese and German products were viewed with enthusiasm by the Australian public.
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi miKKo! Thanks for the love!
  16. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 2 years ago
    Dear Vetraia - I understand that! And German design after the war was often so neutral, pure and functional because they didn't want to remember anything of the past!
  17. rebessin rebessin, 2 years ago
    Hi vetraio50! See you have got som nice and late 1970's glass from Strombergshyttan. They were produced some time between 1976 and 1979, when Orrefors had took over the ownership. I believe almost certain that they are designed by Gunnar Cyrén (the artist behind the famous Nobel tableware by Orrefors).

    I have goblets, liqeur and shot glass from this serie, but mine are in clear "Stromberg" crystal, not grey colored tint. They were produced in both and are quite sought after on the market i beleeve? Not so many came out before they closed down Strombergshyttan for good 1979. The S in the signing came after Strombegrshyttan was bought by Orrefors 1976. They also introduced a new sticker with a blue S for Strombergshyttan.
  18. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 2 years ago
    You often offer and provoke some of the best reading of the day. Thank you. May I ask you to tell me more about a gadget scar, please?
    Sincerely,
    Lisa
  19. rebessin rebessin, 2 years ago
    "Gadget scar". Probably small scars in the bottom, after the tool used to form the the foot on the goblet.
  20. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Great article! I did not know but always liked the Sydney Opera House, and I always wondered if the Catholic Church in San Francisco, (washing machine Church "Our Lady Of Maytag!"haha, it is called!) was made by same architect, but I looked and three local and two Italian collaborated on this Church. I love goblets, the strength and sturdiness, and beauty!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks toracat, mac63, Phil, LisaLighting, Petey, justanovice, musikchoo, and of course to rebessin too for all that input!
    Gunnar Cyren?
    Fabulous!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi. There's an article here on marks on feet:
    http://cgi3.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=chrisbuckman
    Gadget mark
    A Victorian invention (the Gadget) in 1860 was a device to assist the glassworker. It held the glass for the worker and left a distinctive T or Y shape to the foot.
    This mark is common from 1860 to 1890 and diminished over time with improvements to the Gadget.
    Never seen before 1860.
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hi cobaldcobolt. I've been learning more and more about German post War dewign thanks to you. I've always been interested in WMF and Wagenfeld. Your collection has provided me with new directions. Thanks!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Rebessin I will speak again with the young dealer Andrew and learn more about the goblet he kept with the sticker. A blue sticker? Hmmm. Thanks.
    S. as a mark I suppose is similar to the Of. mark on production drinking ware.
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks Sean and that projector rocks!
  26. rebessin rebessin, 2 years ago
    The S ar not blue I see now on my glass. It's in silver and backgroud blue. I mixed the colors backwards. Apologize!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks Rebessin, got it!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Manikin!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Fabulous set Sean, thanks!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  31. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    I see vodka and raspberry flavored lemonade in these glasses!!!
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Now that is a worthwhile idea!
  33. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Yes it is with a red art deco ashtray!!! too boot:)

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