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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...

    Could anyone help with thi item? By the way, it's got the logo of the ESSO petroleum company at the bottom... probably a company gift

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    1. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Do you mean the book about Swedish glass factories? We haven't got it. We looked for it at the other house and was anywhere to be found... he thinks he might have got rid of it :/ ach!

      This one was bought as Gerda S's design and it really has this 30s look... I would think the same about the two thick walled glasses ( and then there's the ashtray and cigarette-holder sets, which I think to be very 30s, not 50s... what do you think? At some point the very simple geometrical shapes link perfectly to the Modern style in the 30s...

      I've always believed these designs come from the early 50s, but I'm starting to think they are earlier designs... or at least a big part of them are.

      I wish a specialist in Strömbershyttan could read this and help :)
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 years ago
      Ok, shaker is awesome time for a cocktail regardless of date :)))

      I am in the market for some good reference books, what do you recommend?
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      It's so similar to the stuff from Eda.
      I'll have a punt on this one and say it's Gerda.........
      .......... if it's early: it looks it!

      Thank you for getting me to look into this topic. I've learnt a lot.

    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Vet, thanks to you!!! You're giving me such good information about Strömbergshyttan!!!

      Scandi... yes, please!!!! whenever you can do it it will be soooo good if you do! ¡¡¡muchas gracias!!!
    5. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      Hi, the catalogue number for this shaker: E200
      I think it's a Gerda Stromberg design. E199 I know is of Gerda design (not a shaker but a driven decanter with applied decoration in the neck and that my father attributetd to Gerda). A shaker with lower number E6 and with likely design is also hers from the 1930's. Maybe it's possible that Asta Stromberg later has developed this design to the E200, but that is only a speculation?
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Thanks so much, rebessin!!! My guess has always been that the number E200 belonged to the 1950s... didn't Gerda stopped designening by then? It should be then Asta's "getting inspired" by her mother in law's early designs for the factory? BUT if your father attributed E199 to Gerda's, then this could be too :)
    7. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      Yoy can have probably the right solution, that Asta is the author to this shaker astrohungaro. Gerda has designed number E54 and E131, similar to my E199 but in a little wider shape. I think Asta took many of Gerdas designs and renewed them. My father may well have interpreted the model E199 as E54/131 when he wrote down about this decanter E199? Asta Stromberg's first work as a designer is supposed to have been renewing old models of Gerda.
    8. designqvist designqvist, 10 years ago
      Hi austrohungaro, hej rebessin! I've got a very similar shaker to yours, austrohungaro, though it is not facetted but round. As far as I know it carries the number E180 and is a design from the 1940s by Gerda Strömberg (is that correct, rebessin, stämmer det?) - you can find it here:
      Hope you don't mind that I always refer to pictures on my blog but I try to keep the blog updated and in good shape so I feel I have no time to fill my CW-account with photos and descriptions regularly. I very much enjoy your photos that always are so beautifully arranged, austrohungaro!
    9. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      Hi designqvist! I have examined the catalogs again and come to the following: Your shaker E180 is for sure not earlier than 1954. In my catalogue from 1954 the numbers in the list of caraff an shakers end at E171. I think even this is an Asta Stromberg design from the 1950's.
    10. designqvist designqvist, 10 years ago
      Hi rebessin, and thanks for this info! I picked up the information on the E180-shaker on where somebody called "Bello" dated the shaker to somewhen in the 40s, saying it to be a design by Gerda Strömberg:
      But your catalogue should be right I guess! So again, stort tack och hälsningar från Wien!
      By the way, does anybody here know if there's a Strömbergshyttan-forum on Facebook?
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      I think there's no Strömbergshyttan page at Facebook... there should be one for sure!!! :) should we create one, designqvist and rebessin? ;)
    12. designqvist designqvist, 10 years ago, this is a good idea, austrohungaro, bur I fear I wouldn't have the time to administer a FB-forum. I'm running my shop all alone and know my limits. But you and rebessin maybe? I'd be your first member :)
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      A FB group can have several administrators, it's not just a person's work... :)
    14. designqvist designqvist, 10 years ago
      ...yes, I'm aware of that but you know, being a one woman show... If I'd consider to do anything on FB I'd at first hand go there with my shop designqvist, and if I'd have energies for more FB-activities on a responsible level I'd be available for the job of a co-administrator. But I really do hope that somebody will create a FB group about Strömbergshyttan! There are a few Swedish glass groups on FB already (Åseda, Lindshammar, Gullaskruf, Reijmyre). Maybe Strömbergshyttan comes next ;) What about you and rebessin? A double act?
    15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      I already have the Holmegaard group on Facebook which I'm afraid isn't as active as it should be... but having another one for Strömbergshyttan would be fine, if I get somebody elses's collaboration :) Please rebessin, will you please say yes?

      (I must confess... this morning I've been thinking of how the biography image should look like :) )
    16. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      Unfortunately, I probably do not have time for any FB group. Neither is a member of the FB at all and have enough other projects outside of cyberspace. I work with photography and exhibit my pictures periodically. For example here:

      Next spring I'll be on a show at an art gallery and is to plan for it now.
      Nils /
    17. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Ok, I will work on it but, Nils, can I use your glass pictures and information at the FB group?
    18. designqvist designqvist, 10 years ago
      Hi again, austrohungaro! This is just a suggestion, but you could ask Benny Movarp from Sweden for a shared administration of a FB group about Strömbergshyttan. He's already in charge of several groups on FB, like "Glas från Lindshammar", and I even think you are a member, aren't you? Don't know if he'll be happy about me bringing him into the game, though. He seems to be highly engaged in so many forums, groups, and blogs already. But maybe he knows somebody else who is good at Strömbergshyttan and interested in leading a FB group. If you don't want to do it alone it could be worth a try...

      And you, Nils, you've got such a beautiful blog about glass! For those of you who haven't discovered it yet: ... Very informative and helpful for understanding the process of glassblowing, showing sketches, drawings, old photos, etc. En riktigt fin blog!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks for that address, designqvist! I'd not seen that one. I had a look at yours too and was taken with the cutlery. I need a few pieces of Royal Copenhagen to make up a set.
    20. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      austrohungaro: Feel free to use pictures and information, but I want you to indicate that you do so with my permission, and that further use may not be done without my permission.
    21. rebessin rebessin, 10 years ago
      Edit: Quotes and reproduction of smaller parts can of course always be made, without the permission of the author/copyright holder. Picture usage however always require that the author must be consulted if they are used in public or in print/online.
    22. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      It would just be for the FB Strömbergshyttan group. Thanks so much, rebessin!!!
    23. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking and loving GINSENG!!!

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