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Blue jug, Kjell Blömberg (Gullaskruf, 1963)

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    Posted 9 years ago

    austrohung…
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    This jug was designed by Kjell Blomberg around 1960 (problaby before that year) for Gullaskruf. There is no doubt it was inspired by Timo Sarpaneva's Lintupullo ("bird bottle"). I have see at least another jug in the same style and I recall reading somewhere that Arthur Percy designed another one for Gullaskruf...

    The good and quite unique thing about this design is that it was made in three or four sizes, the bigger of them standing over 32 cm. tall... it obviously was not intended to be used as a jug :) By the way, this one stands 18 cm tall.

    I've also uploaded a picture showing this jug and the original Sarpaneva's Lintupullo.

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    1. ozmarty ozmarty, 9 years ago
      Ive recently seen a couple of the Gullaskruf pieces sold by bad dealers on ebay with a poorly scratched T.S mark on base they can fool some people into thinking it is a genuine timo Sarpenava vase. The two Timo ones that I have oned where fully signed.
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Sent you an email lovely.
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      @ozmarty - it's sadly true there are certain sellers that do this kind of stuff... usually see Berlin bottles from the habitat stors (12 euros max.) sold as Nanny Still's koristepullo... I guess there's a way you can report thisat ebay, isn't it?

      @Amber - yes, i just got it :) You're getingmy answer soon! :)
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Wow, thanks vlkma!
    5. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 9 years ago
      did you find it
    6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      yes! :)
    7. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 9 years ago
      there is also a green one
    8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Yes... I love that Gullaskruf green!!! well, I got this one in blue plus the big one, 42 cm. tall (this one I must say I owe to you who told me about it ;)), also in blue so I cannot complain but, yes, getting it in green would have simply wonderful! I'd swear I saw a light brown one too...
    9. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 9 years ago
      austro there is a green one listed as Gullaskruf Sweden Arthur Percy on ebay 7.25 inch high
    10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks!!! Isn't it a beauty?
    11. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 9 years ago
      its a great green color also saw a 12 inch green one on the net
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      I've seen it... lovely!!! I'll try and get it ;)
    13. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 9 years ago
      it was also made in black
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Yes! I remeber seeing it on auction somewhere! I love black glass!
      By the way, do you remember having seen another very (and I mean VERY) simmilar design???
    15. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 9 years ago
      no only saw a 17.5 cm by 12.5 cm opaque black one my email taglia6284@gmail.com
    16. Davideo, 2 months ago
      After comparing several Google Images of the two bottles, Kjell Blomberg's "Blomkula" appears to be pear-shaped with an upward pointing spout. Timo Sarpanva's "Lintu pullo" seems to be more egg-shaped with a downward or level spout. Certainly, Google Images may not be reliable references.

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