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Bengt Edenfalk for Skruf Glassworks, spun glass vase

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    Posted 11 months ago

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    This vase is 6" high x 3" diameter and it weighs 2 lbs 7 ounces. It is fairly thick. There is a ground and polished pontil mark and the bottom is polished and possibly ground, as well. It is indistinctly signed on the bottom. It reminds me of a Frantisek Vízner whirlpool vase except for the ground pontil and the fact that glass is not cased over the whirlpooly part. I have never seen a Vizner vase which was not cased. This is the fourth day of my cold, so going back off line and my responses may be a bit slow..... I am not a good patient.

    Thanks to twentiethc for identifying the signature and maker of this vase.

    Skruf Glassworks History, :

    "Skruf was founded in 1897 by a former manager from Johansfors, Robert Celander. The company went bankrupt in 1908 and re-emerged from bankruptcy in 1910. A fire completely destroyed the glassworks in 1946, but the company managed to return to production only one year later. In 1974 Skruf joined Krona-Bruken AB who went bankrupt in 1977. Kosta Boda then bought the company but closed it in 1980. However, a group of glass blowers reopened the company in 1981. Originally, the company produced mainly simpler drinking glasses and preserve jars. From 1910 onwards, they produced n extensive line of tableware. Most pieces were designed by Magni Magnusson, until 1953, when Bengt Edenfalk joined Skruf as the chief designer. While at Skruf, Edenfalk developed the famous Thalatta technique, which is similar to the Ariel technique, but more difficult to master because the design is applied while the glass is hot. Edenfalks left Skruf in 1978 to work for Kosta. Other designers who worked at Skruf are Lars Hellsten, Ingegerd Raman and Anette Krahner. "

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Gorgeous vase Kevin, I just love the swirling whirlpool it's so reflective. Hope you feel better soon :)
    2. Brunswick Brunswick, 11 months ago
      Have wondered what to call this type of design! Now I know!

    3. twentiethc, 11 months ago
      I cannot see the signature in your picture, but does it maybe say "Edenfalk Skruf"?
    4. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      @Newfld - Thanks Jenni! I feel better than I did yesterday!

      @Brunswick - Thanks Thomas! Whirlpool is what the Czech vases are called. I guess "Spun" is the name for this one, since it is Swedish...

      @twentiethc - That's it! Thanks!

      Thanks for loving my little vase Thomas, Jenni, aura and Trey!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thanks for taking a look and loving my Svenska vase MALKEY, Broochman, Daisy1000, fortapache and Watchsearcher!
    6. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thanks Kevin!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 11 months ago
      I have always loved these Skruf spun vases. Gorgeous.

      Battle on Kevin! The worst thing about colds is that they make you feel so bad and quite ill really, but others write them off a "just a cold".
      It's a great time to rest, and shop online lol.
    8. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      @racer4frour - Thanks Karen! They are nice vases. The last time I was ill was over Christmas/New Years 2014/2015 so I don't get sick very often and I forget what to do to manage it and any meds I have, if I have any, are usually expired. At least I stocked up on powdered electrolytes a couple of years ago. They are effective for many years.

      Thanks for loving my Skruf vase truthordare and bracken3!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 11 months ago
      Thanks SEAN68 and Nicefice!

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