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__THE WORK OF WOMEN DESIGNERS19 of 73Strömbergshyttan H95 ashtray and cigarette case setStömbergshyttan coctail shaker
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    Posted 10 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...

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      I've got some ideas! One is Gerda the others are Asta?
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      The small hexagonal vase should be Gerda's then?
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Thanks Bellin! This one's a bit different from eye4beauty's but the style is just the same.
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      The designs from Stromberghyttan, especially the stuff designed by Gerda and her step-daughter Asta Strömberg, had a very distinctive air. I love that look of strength about them... Then Gunnar Nylund did more or less the same with its more organic style, which is simply adorable (Haha, maybe adorable isn't a good adjective for a glass vase LOL)
    5. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      Hi again, I have a lower vase in same model as the left one. Signed "Strombergshytttan B852 okt 73 Nr. 11" Mine is 140 high, but it was also made in heights of 110, 180, 220 and 270 cm. It was designed i the 1950's probably by Asta Stromberg. The date okt 1973 on my vase is the date when this piece was made. Why it has nr 11 I have an interesting story about:
      There was a fire at the mill, July 14, 1973 that destroyed the hut (in swedish "hyttan"). But it could be rebuild and started in the autumn of that year, after a massive mobilization of the workers who helped with the rapid reconstruction. The first glasses manufactured after this heroic effort, I think was numbered and dated by pure pride, that the operation could be resumed so quickly. The official restarting of production is documented to 7 november 1973, but of course there was already done test melts before that, and the glass pieces manufactured by the first after the fire in the hut, were signed more carefully than usual, and also numbered. My vase signed " Strombergshyttan B862 okt 73 Nr. 11" is what I've been told the eleventh glass piece produced in the rebuilt and retsrated furnace after the fire summer 1973. A simple piece of glass which have little economic value, but are still historically very valuable.

      The other pieces in the photo I will return later to.
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      That's a great story rebessin!

      I should write down here all the meassures and signatures of my SH pieces. After all I must start ataloguing seriously my glass collection, so I must get this info anyway.

      @eye4beauty, not the same but a very simmiar design I wished I had!!! :) Yous have curvy lines an the rough base.

      I am keeping all the Strömbergshyttan stuff here at CW in my "_STRÖMBERGSHYTTAN" collection (the menu at the left), I think it will be good to have all the pieces displayed together.
    7. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      The lower vase in the middle looks like B1155, produced in 110, 120 and 140cm heights. I think also an Asta Stromberg design. Model B230 by Gerda Stromberg looks similar in shape and I think Asta has renewed this to model B1155.
    8. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      The ice bucket have model number G8, and I think an Asta production to. There seems not to be any ice buckets by Gerda Stromberg in my old catalogue at all? Either from Eda before 1933. But of course, it could be a late 1940's or early 1950's design, and in that case possible by Gerda? But in my catalogue from 1954 there are no ice bucket at all, either on pictures or in the price list. In my catalog from 1972's tehera are ice buckets, among other things this one. Therefore I think this is a later Asta design.

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