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_._STRÖMBERGSHYTTAN82 of 87Strömbergshyttan miniature vases / cigarrete casesStrömbergshyttan miniature vases - Gunnar Nylund
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    Posted 9 years ago

    austrohung…
    (584 items)

    I do love Strombergshyttan stuff, but it is so difficult to date it! It is hard to tell when they were made. Some designs look really 30s and ArtDéco-ish and it's known Gerda Strömberg started designing for her company in 1933, the very same year she and her husband Edvard created it. Also, apart from some pieces designed by Gunnar Nylund is really difficult to identify the designers: Gerda Strömberg, Asta Strömberg...

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Sommersos are a post-war thing, aren't they?
      Asta is known for her sommersos in Sweden, they say.
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Mmm... that's a good thought! As far as I know the sommerso technique was perfected by Carlo Scarpa in Murano in the 1930's... such a innovative designer as Gerda could have used them before WWII but it makes sense Asta would... plus she started working for Strömbergshyttan at the end of the 30s...
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Have a look at Scarpa's sommersi. They are different to what we think of as sommersi today after Flavio Poli/Seguso. My point is the timing of these pieces would be post war at least.
      Is a sommerso the opposite of 'flashed glass'? Is it inside-out flashed?
      Flashing went back to the 1830's and Egermann, I think.
      But to put the colour inside was radical.
      It went against all of the decorative styles at that time.
      Have you seen my mystery sommerso?
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/34723-sommerso-mystery-vase?in=user
      I'd be interested if you have an opinion.
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Mmmm... looks like the sommerso vases should be Asta's then. I've taken a look at your vase... no idea at all about it. I guess I'm not such an expert as you are :)
    5. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Number in catalogues from Strombergshyttan: The left is model H94 ashtry and cigarette case, produced also with colored underlay. The right is model H92 ashtry and H95 cigarette case, also produced with colored underlay. Designer is a guess: Asta Stromberg (my father has attributed a higher vase in same form to her).
    6. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Edit: The same form of the Asta Stromberg vase is for H95 cigarette case.
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks so much for the information, rebessin. I love Strömbergshyttan glass but there's really not much information about it... I wish there were!!! All I can do is either guessing or believing what's written online about it... it's amazing knowing someone who knows more about it :)
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      These are beautiful pieces!
      Great to see them again!
      So well put together are these postings!
      Wonderful photos!
    9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Wooow, Vet!!! You just make me speechless... :$ Thanks!!!

      And best wishes for the New Year!!!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      The info that Nils Bergqvist has added is phenomenal! His family name is synonymous with Swedish glass. I hope we hear more from him!
    11. jensilvermath jensilvermath, 3 years ago
      If Nils says Asta, and his father gives corroborating evidence, this mystery is solved!

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