rebessin

Sweden

Grown up at Strömbergshyttans glassworks, Sweden. Worked there for a short period in the mid-1970s. My grandfather is Knut Bergqvist, inventor of the Graal techniqueGrown up at Strömbergshyttans glassworks, Sweden. Worked there for a short period in the mid-1970s. My grandfather is Knut Bergqvist, inventor of the Graal technique at Orrefors in summer 1916. Gate and Hald used the Graal method in their compositions, from some time into 1917, to create great art glass. Sometimes in collaboration with master blower Bergqvist by shape. But most early Graal compositions from 1916 and many from 1917 (some even later), however has the blower himself, Knut Bergqvist, as the author of shape, while the patterns in the beginning were both designed and etched by Heinrich Wollman and Fritz Blomqvist on the emryos that Bergvist produced. My father, Putte Bergqvist, was also a glassblower and foreman at Strömbergshyttan from about 1940 to 1979, when the mill was closed. then for Orrefors. He became good friend with Erik Höglund under his period at Studioglass Strömbergshyttan under the 1980s and 90s. I am interested in glass, but also photography. I have photo documented some of the last remaining of the Swedish Kingdom of Crystal today. Eg Kosta, Orrefors, Åfors, Bergdala, Skruf and some smaller studio glassworks. (Read more)

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Strömbergshyttan - Asta, Gunnar or Rune? - Art Glassin Art Glass
Small bowl with lid - Knut Bergqvist, Lindefors 1929-31. - Glasswarein Glassware
Bowl T361 - (Asta Strömberg) Strömbergshyttan late 1950s. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Three dark blue-grey vase models - Ingegerd Råman, Orrefors 2000s first decade. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Rune Strand Sunflower vase, Strömbergshyttan mid 1960s. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Top of "Parispokalen" - Simon Gate/Knut Bergqvist, Orrefors 1922. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Candlestick - Gunnar Cyrén for Strömbergshyttan 1977-78. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Three small bowls/cups - Gunnar Nylund, Strömbergshyttan from the 1950s. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Six small plates with engraved floral motifs, Gerda Strömberg - Strömbergshyttan 1933-35. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Three engraved fish-vases by Gerda Strömberg, 1930s to 1940s. - Art Glassin Art Glass

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  1. A model from 1957-59 s as I see. Probably Asta Strömberg for the design. (can also be Gunnar Nylund).
  2. SS164 stands for "Schildt Slipat" (Schildt Cutted in english). Model number 164 I think.
  3. A beautiful piece and a fine example of what Strömbergshyttan could produce. B1026, a vase from 1963-64 I think. Design probably Asta Strömberg. Engraving motif C1113, for sure by Rune Strand. The eng...
  4. Hi everyone! The pitcher is not from 1962. As I see the signing, it is N62, not 1962. N stands for pitchers at Strömbergshyttan, and n62 is from about 1975-78 (catalog 1972 ends at N54). Probably from...
  5. Thanks SEAN, agcollect, Gracay and antiquerose
  6. I have a ring holder from Orrefors, but I like this design better. Perhaps it can serve as such? Do you know the swedish manufacturer?
  7. Wiesentalhütte and Klaus Breit seems to have interesting items. A clean style that appeals to me.
  8. I love them! Have this turquoise, and yellow, orange and grey, in two sizes.
  9. Thanks SEAN and Moonstone! Here is a direct link to the Art Gallery: http://www.kostaboda-artgallery.com/
  10. Could it be Gunnel Sahlin Kosta Boda, or Ann Nilsson Orrefors? About 1980s - 90s.
  11. Thanks Sean, and Happy Easter, I wish You too!
  12. Thanks vetraio, nice to be appreciated!
  13. Thanks Sean, vetraio and lovers! Yes, vetraio I have two of my seven marked with Strömbergshyttan label. But these three have not labels.
  14. Thanks icollectglass and vetraio!The C stands for the engraved motifs. Not a special letter abbreviation. There is also an F for motifs/patterns wich has more glossy polished surface. These are quite ...
  15. Thanks Sean!
  16. Thanks for the comments and interest!
  17. Thanks VERONTIQUE, ozmarty and austro! I'm happy to find this model among all the glass that was auctoned on Saturday. Also some other models by Nylund, Asta and Gerda Strömberg was auctioned, but thi...
  18. Thanks SEAN, Gracay, antiquerose and new lovers!
  19. Thanks vetraio, racer4four and lovers! Yes the colors and optic effects are spectacular. Glass can change appearence much, depending on light and how you place it. The Flying Saucer vase is a good exa...
  20. I have a love-hate relationship to these Bergdala-trolls. They were everywhere in the 1970s, in different sizes and different colors. You got them as prizes in youth competitions in sports, and as gi...
  21. Thanks SEAN and vetraio! I don't know if they had a a specific client in Australia, but I think Träff had contacts from his company in Mjölby? During 1931 raised tariffs on exports to Australia stron...
  22. Can't say what leaves it is? Also hard to say if the edge is flared in the other one, maybe you're right in your observation? Regardless, it is beautiful with the decoration of leaves too. But the bul...
  23. Thanks, icollectglass, bobogal, astro and lovers! I love the colors too, the ametyst/purple is perfect saturated in the right vase. Even the green one is beautiful.
  24. The blueish is a not so blue in reality I think? It's a moore weak blue-grey tint in the special crystal from Strombergshyttan, called 915. The blueish crystal has not so much lead what I have been to...
  25. It looks like B852 or B919. Both models by Asta Strömberg from late 1950s. But the engravings is of older date. I think it's C201 from mid 1930s, a Gerda Strömberg composition. I like this classic vas...
  26. Thanks getthatmonkeyoutofme, vetraio, Vintagefran, austro and racer, and all lovers!
  27. Thanks artislove!
  28. Tanks vetraio and cobalcobold! I wish you a fine "scandinavian glass year" in 2014!
  29. It's an original piece, never seen anything like this before. Wish you a happy New Year!
  30. Seems to be a very fine work! Interesting combination of colors.
  31. Thanks PhilD..A..M.. and austro! The chess set is a very nice design.
  32. Thanks ozmarty and Sean!
  33. Thanks vetraio and Sean!
  34. Thanks Ozmarty and lovers! I know that the paperweights by her was signed with her name, so they are probably not difficult to identify. If you find bowls or vases by her in this style, they seems als...
  35. Lucky you! Lovely glass pieces!
  36. Thanks austro! And I wish you a Happy New Year too!
  37. I have found a photo in a newspapper article (se the new 4th picture). I dont't know exactly when it's taken, but what i can see from Asta Strömbergs age in the photo, and from her hairstyle, it's fro...
  38. Thanks austro!
  39. I have now found a photo from my father, taken in our home. It shows this vase model B943 in clear crystal and a bowl, a bigger vase/bowl and two egg shaped sculptures. All with this air rings. On the...
  40. Tanks cobaltcobold, and lovers!
  41. Sean, Try to contact NASA for use of their Spy Satellite camara. I exhibit the vase in the garden and you'll see it for sure ...;)
  42. Nice natural forms!
  43. Gracay, in this case I used a grey fabric as background. I'm not satidfied with this and must try to remove irregularities in the material more, and try other light too. Otherwise I use a matte, non r...
  44. Lütkens HighLife have similar air spirals/serpentines. Interesting!
  45. Poets, is the right word cobaltcobold! Only just below 3,000 living in my home village, but five (!) antique stores /flea markets. Two of them here: http://www.hatterianspinaler.se http://www.60tale...
  46. Thanks Gracay and vetraio! 250 sv.kr (about 35 USD) I think was an affordable price.
  47. Very diverse style in shape, decoration and cutting, but very charming and a skilled work as I see!
  48. Thanks icollect and Sean!
  49. Thanks austro! I love them too. Thin glass models are not so common from Strömbergshyttan, and these and a few others, really stands out from the rest of the range.
  50. Thanks vetraio and all lovers! I think these early models of Nylund is fairly unknown to most people. And I hope they'll give a more balanced and fair presentation of his work at Strömbergshyttan.
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