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Strömbergshyttan miniature vases - Gunnar Nylund

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Posted 6 years ago


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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...

Could anyone help with this items?

Mystery Solved


  1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    The tall, thin one is about 12 or 14 cm. tall... the ball is about 9 or 10 probably -I'll check the out wen I'm home-. I have seen a smaller ball vase... a real cutie LOL
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 6 years ago
    Awww, they're just babies! Adorable.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    These are by Gunnar Nylund according to what is to be found on this Swedish site:

    I have not been through all of the conversations here but I suggest you have a good look. I've been putting a lot of it together to see if I can make sense of the Strombergshyttan mystery.
    It begins in 1933 at Lindefors. But the Strombergs themselves were at Eda beforehand. A lot of the angular cutting styles come from Eda. There were spin offs everywhere and movements between Kosta Orrefors and even onto Magnor in Norway.
    Edward Stromberg did not like putting names to designs it seems and catalogues eschew this idea:
    Edward replied journalist at an exhibition in NK, 1929, to the honor of these glasses have my workers. "They and I help each other ... they know their profession and to know its laws. For this, they also make beautiful things. --- Architect Zick Letterman gives us good advice sometimes. But otherwise, I insist enough that our production is strictly glass blower , i.e. the craft. "

    But it seems in Sweden there is a rule of thumb:
    "Gerda and Asta Stromberg and Gunnar Nylund designed the glass for Strombergshyttan."
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    Vet, you're amazing!!! this is amazing info you've given to me :) As for "Gerda and Asta Stromberg and Gunnar Nylund designed the glass for Strombergshyttan." I should quite agree with it but appart from Nylund's design, quite recognizable, and some of Asta's ("diamonds", the tall amber one...) what's Gerda's and what's Asta's? I am assuming the ones with the inclined tops are Gerda's, and robably 30s, but nothing can be said for sure here, can't it?
  5. rebessin rebessin, 5 years ago
    My sister has these miniatures, they were made in a series of three. An oval vase is also in the miniature serie. Hers are signed with GN at the bottom, so this is pretty safe by design Gunnar Nylund. I have erlier beleaved that Asta Stromberg could have design these vases, but if there are GN inscripted, it's no doubt about Nylund. The models have numbers B894, B930, B937 and is probably from late 1950's. But they were produced into the 1970's.
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    Thanks rebessin!!! I have seen the whole set of three and I wish I had the three of them. They're sooo nice :)

    Also nice to hear they're 100% sure Gunnar Nylund's design!!!
  7. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Can't believe I have not looked through your collection before now, fantastic!!
  8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
    Thanks petey!!! I am glad you're enjoying it :)

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