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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Found these two little birdies hanging out at Salvation this morning. They are signed on the bottom O & M Hoglund. Really pretty colors and designs in the glass work. I think they are a bit small to be classified as paper weights though. They are still available on their website as a "Mother & Baby Bird" pair. They are damage free and a great find once I noticed the asking price on the their site. -Mike-

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    Ola and Marie’s work is internationally renowned and sought after by both public and private collectors worldwide. They have exhibited in more than 40 international exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Indonesia, Taipei and Japan.
    From 1978 to 1981 Ola and Marie spent three years in Swaziland (Africa) establishing Ngwenya Glassblowing Studio as a Swedish government development project. In 1982 they moved to New Zealand, choosing to become citizens. Today they share their time between New Zealand and Australia.
    In 2000 and 2003, Höglund Art Glass was appointed to produce the Official Team New Zealand and America’s Cup art glass.
    The success in 2000 led to the next prestigious invitation; to create the art glass for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games – The Games of the New Millennium. Ola and Marie designed a collection of bright and colourful art glass for this exciting event.
    They also created ‘Athletes in Motion’ – a limited edition of one-off Graal pieces, capturing the strong, graceful movements of athletes between several layers of heavy, crystal glass. These unique pieces celebrated the strength and agility of the athletic human body when in competition with the best sports people in the world.
    In May 2002, New Zealand Post and the Royal Sweden Post released a joint stamp issue – Art meets Craft. Each stamp featured a Rainforest Graal vase designed and made by Ola Höglund and Marie Simberg-Höglund. Two eye catching First Day covers accompany the stamps. The artistry displayed in the stamps lead to the issue becoming one of the few prestigious Limited Editions created by New Zealand Post each year. Only 2,000 of the editions will ever be produced and were sold before the release.

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the "love" Lee :)
    2. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      A great buy and as is all Hoglund Glass, just stunning.
      Their son now works in the business. A very talented family.
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Karen I knew you would like them and the fact that they are from the land down under :)
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      These are beautiful, so much detail. Lucky you :-)
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks sklo......they're a pair of little gems for sure :)
    6. Ivonne Ivonne, 6 years ago
      I'm not too much in glass birds at all (have just one) but this pair is really egaging.
      They are more alive somehow!Cute!
    7. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Beautiful colors:)
    8. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Very cheerful and attractive, great finds.
      There both wondefull, but the little green one, I wish you let migrate in south, lol

    9. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      lovely couple of birds, you know I adore them.
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the "loves" and nice comments......Ivonne, Trey, Alan and kivatinitz :)
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      These are pretty. They are quite heavy too, I know because I passed up a pair at a thrift not long ago at all. The larger one had a chipped beak so I passed on them. The also weren't as nice as yours. Good lookin out!
    12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you Share :).....I actually wasn't familiar with this artist when I bought them and I was very happy they were not damaged after I looked them up.
    13. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      Mike ... Very nice
    14. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Gems, indeed, these are gorgeous glass gems, Mike! :)
    15. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Eye and Katherine for the "loves" and comments. :)

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