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    Posted 7 years ago

    rebessin
    (114 items)

    I had never seen this model before, when I came across it in one of the antique stores/flea markets in my home village. It's a thick an heavy vase (220 mm high and 110 mm diameter on top), unmarked and with air spirals in the bottom. But it has the typical Stromberg blue crystal so I'm sure it's a piece from Strömbergshyttan. Year of the design and the artist behind it is tricky to say, but it looks like 1950s in my eyes.

    There are some models from the 1950s by Gunnar Nylund with air decorations in the bottom, but related to the vases inner bottom, not stand alone like this. Even different in shapes. A model from early 1950s has a shape similar to this but without thick bottom and it's lower. Model B 867 from late 1950s has also a similar shape but wider, and a little thick (not as thick as this vase) bottom. My belief is that this vase therefore can be found in the model range around the late 1950s. But it's a guess. The shape is timeless and can be from 1950s - 1970s as I see. The designer can be either Gunnar Nylund or Asta Strömberg. Rune Strand is not so true in this case.

    Edit 2013 12 26: 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 from ca 1960 (44 years old). The article is not about the glass in the picture, and the picture only a portrait of Asta Stromberg. Published in 1970, but it must be an archived photo what I can see. My guess that the vase I show can be from late 1950s, therefore might be a quite good guess. And the photo can also be an indication that Asta Strömberg stands behind the design. Although the vase in the picture has a similar air of serpentine in the bottom.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!!!
    2. rebessin rebessin, 7 years ago
      Thanks icollect and Sean!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome rebessin!!!
    4. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 7 years ago
      Absolutely stunning, what a lucky find!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Nice one REBESSIN. The control on those boomerang bubbles is wonderful.
    6. rebessin rebessin, 7 years ago
      Thanks Gracay and vetraio! 250 sv.kr (about 35 USD) I think was an affordable price.
    7. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 7 years ago
      They were poets! And which is your home town?
    8. rebessin rebessin, 7 years ago
      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.60talet.com/
      I bought the vase in "Hatterians Pinaler".
    9. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 7 years ago
      Hi Rebessin,
      Just had a look at your collections and they are stunning. The photos are also superb, I have a small collection of French Art Glass (post war) but cannot take a photo that shows them to their best effect. Apologies if this is the wrong forum for asking but can you give me some advice on how you staged your photos. Regards. Gracay2004
    10. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 7 years ago
      I should come around one day!
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Terriffic!!! The only other time I've seen bubbles like these ar in Per Lütken's 1979 HighLife range: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/41647-high-life-per-ltken-holmegaard-1979?in=collection-480
    12. rebessin rebessin, 7 years ago
      Lütkens HighLife have similar air spirals/serpentines. Interesting!
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Yes it does !!! I have one Per Luktens High Life Glasses!!
    14. rebessin rebessin, 7 years ago
      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 reflective ivory tinted intaglio paper from Lessebo hand paper mill. The ligt is a fluorescent lamp over the kitchen counter, which is also the location for the shooting. In some pictures I used my lightbox (for negative and slides) and layed/put the glass directly on it. I try to shoot in the evenings, when it is dark outside and no window glare can come in glass. I also try to turn off lights around it to avoid reflections in the glass. In this case with darker background, I see that I even must cover the sides with darker fabric because I got reflections from the brighter sides inthe glass.
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      ILL DO IT FOR YOU :)!!! whats your email.....
    16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/108873-attrebessin-your-photos-i-fixed?in=activity
    17. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the advice and the quick response Rebessin , I will give that a try this week and will post my efforts on show and tell.
      Sean, if that offer is for me you will need a very long lens to photograph my glass from the USA!
      Regards, William
    18. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      LOL!!! William ,That is an offer!!!
    19. rebessin rebessin, 7 years ago
      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 ...;)
    20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      il will do that rebessin!!! awesome cant wait to see it in the garden!!
    21. rebessin rebessin, 7 years ago
      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 from ca 1960 (44 years old). The article is not about the glass in the picture, and the picture only a portrait of Asta Stromberg. Published in 1970, but it must be an archived photo what I can see. My guess that the vase I show can be from late 1950s, therefore might be a quite goof guess. And the photo can also be an indication that Asta Strömberg stands behind the design.
    22. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for widening the information! She's holding an amazing vase... take a look at those bubbles! :)

      I wish you a very Happy New Year!
    23. rebessin rebessin, 7 years ago
      Thanks austro! And I wish you a Happy New Year too!

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