Posted 4 years ago
Model number: B 912.
Height: 140 mm (5 ½"). Also made in at least 170 mm.
Width: 105 mm (4 1/8").
Thickness: 45 mm (1 3/4").
Copper toned underlay like B 927 in this spost:
Not exactly like the copper tone there, but in that direction.
Year for the design is about 1959, and the designer may be either Gunnar Nylund or Asta Stromberg. I think Gunnar Nylund in this case, but sure you can never be, unless it can be verified in any way. In a few other models with rounded shapes and engraved motifs, I have seen the vase signed by author for both model and engravings. For example, the B 820, B 888 and B 892, where Asta Stromberg (B820, maybe B 888) and Gunnar Nylund (B 892) stood for the model and Rune Strand/Asta Stromberg for engraving motif (C 908, a scating dancer). In one of the vases (Nylunds B 892), Asta Sromberg was not mentioned for the engraving motif C 908, but only Rune Strand. In all case, for the B 820 Asta was mentioned as author for shape, and for engraving motif C908 in collaboration with Rune Strand.
The vase I show here is of excellent quality, both in design and manufacturing. Simple and clean in shape, pleasing to the eye to look at (which in itself may indicate more on Asta Stromberg than Nylund). Why I still attribute the model to Nylund is more due to my intuition than facts I have seen, so I leave it a little open who stands behind the design for B 912. I hope to bring more clarity about the design for several models from Strombergshyttan forwards.