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9 glass items from the TONA range, Bengt Orup (Johansfors, 1957)

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Art Glass24 of 70Bohemian Art Glass Inkwell with Silverplate Art Deco LidCandia Papillon Serie II, Form Nr. 39 - No, it's not a Honeybaked ham :)
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Posted 1 year ago


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I am enjoying more and more taking pictures of my glass items. I guess that at some point, after taking so many catalogue pictures of my collections, I am starting to feel creative about it...

Yesterday I was facing the problem of taking a pic of my 9 TONA glass items... wow, how can you do that when one of them is a 32 cm wide bowl? Well, the most descriptive way was taking the pic from above (pic.2), that's the way to show each and every piece in the set (also, my set isn't but 90 cm wide, so that limits the chances a lot).

The other solution (pic.1) was showing the 9 of them in a more abstract way... it isn't the most descriptive of ways but... I absolutely love it :)

You can read more about this great range and Bengt Orup here (actual links in the comments):


  1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Mmmm... it seems that links aren't working properly on the texts... anyway, here they go:

  2. rebessin rebessin, 1 year ago
    I like Bengt Orups design! I see him as one of the absolut best glass designers we ever had in Sweden. Unfortunately I have no glass pieces by him. The finest glass by Orup seems hard to find?
  3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    True, Rebessin! He's one of the top glass designers ever. Appart from my Tona items I've managed to get a very few of his designs... amongst them his Porro, which i love. The really nice ones are difficult to get. I also like his stripped glasses and jugs but they really are sought after!
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Getting fancy, I like it!
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Thanks Amber!!!
  6. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 1 year ago
    Very creative photography!
  7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Thanks antiquarius... I do enjoy taking these pics, so it's great seeing other people enjoy them
  8. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 1 year ago
    You have such a great collection!
  9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Thanks cobalt, but your is great too! you've got lot of items I'd kill to have! LOL
  10. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 1 year ago
    You collect since many years. For me this passion is rather new. It's difficult not to be impatient.
  11. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 1 year ago
    great pieces like the distortion the bowl creates on the 1st pic
  12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    Thanks vlkma! Well, I was sort of inspired by the picture of Bengt Orup with tgree od his Tona designs: In fact I have those three items and would love to take a photograph of me in the very same position ;) LOL
  13. unique123 unique123, 1 year ago
    WOW!!!!great pieces & great job on pics too!

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