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Scandinavian Art Glass1083 of 1350KF260 KAJ FRANCK NUUTAJÄRVI NOTSJÖIittala large bowl?
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Hit a little vein of Scandinavian today. Quick trip into a nearby thrift turned out to be super fun.
    The bowl is Iittala Flora. It is 5 1/2 wide and 3" tall. Now if my research is correct, it was originally made from 1966 to 1971 by Nuutajarvi Glass Factory in Finland. It then was re-issued in 1991 by Iittala. I believe this is the re-issue. Not sure.
    The other are the classic candle sticks by Ystad-Metall. I see some references to this handsome pair as a bird or a tulip. Any opinions on this one?

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Be careful with the Flora and the Fauna too! Oiva Toikka did the design. It is being copied relenlessly in the Philippines. I have never been able to tell them apart. They were both issued with stickers. Without the sticker it can be really hard to differentiate them. The design is great, though, no?

      Congratulations on the candlesticks! They are classics!
      Ivar Ålenius-Björk are the initials at the top. The design is called Lilja. A pair is Liljan. Decopedia says:
      Björk Ivar Ålenius Sweden 1905 - 1978. Ålenius worked as a sculptor, mostly known for bust portraits. One of his most famous pieces is a monument in Malmö, Sweden, in memory of lost sailors. He also designed a series of brass candlesticks. Ålenius exhibited in Gothenburg 1945. His public ornaments can be seen in Trelleborg, Simrishamn, Ängelholm and Lund.
      I love them!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      dj-reverb has a pair too!
    3. dj-reverb dj-reverb, 9 years ago
      nice candlestick holders. :)
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Hi V and dj. Interesting about the Flora being reproduced. I did not realize that. However I am not surprised. Mine feels newer. Not in quality, but she doesn't have the experienced look to her. Pattern is awesome.

      I actually debated on buying the candle sticks. They are definitely a product of my efforts to learn more, but not in love with them. I grabbed them of course as soon as I saw them in the jumble. Walked around with them as I checked the store out then took a minute to decide. They were super cheap. (less than 2 bucks each) Then saw that they were "blue" which meant an additional 25% off. I knew I would kick myself if I didn't purchase. That being said, they look fab on my dining room table.

      Thanks for all the info V. You are a treasure. dj, still love your collection!
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      V, I would be happy to gift these to you if you would like ;D
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Thanks Amber but I reckon you should keep them.
      Check out the prices of these on the net.
      They really are classic items.
      I reckon you should aim on getting four at least.
      The more the better.
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      v, I am feeling a little overwhelmed with all of my treasures so happy to gift pieces to my friends if they like them. The hunt and learning is really a lot of the collecting appeal for me. Put it this way, I am considering doing a vintage bizarre to off load some of the tonnage. Also, I spent three dollars on these sticks, cheap gift for a friend. Offer still open!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      I know what you mean about it being a bit much. I can't get to the dining room table at the moment. I'm starting to give it back to Vinnies and the Salvo's too. I learn from things and keep too much.
    9. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      I will start hunting for them immediately!
    10. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Ooohhh, just off the truck goodies...I am salivating! What an addiction!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the candlestick, Amber!
      They have pink candles within and one is on a perspex stand next to two Leerdam vases.
      They soar like gulls!
    12. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Post a picture! These pretty babies have almost soared around the world!
    13. Hunter Hunter, 9 years ago
      Hey guys, we saw these candlesticks today at Brimfield marked at $175 - great score!
    14. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Wow, that's great! Thanks for the intel Hunter. I no longer have them as I sent them to a good friend, V!!
      I love how we CW folk keep an eye out for each other, thanks again Hunter.
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi Hunter!
      I have to thank again my mate Amber for her very generous gift!
      They are now here in the land of Oz on the shed
      Mind you they are now standing nest to a piece of Loetz and a Daum decanter too!
    16. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      V you crack me up! I got my eyes open for your Stelton coffee pot. Thought I spotted one last week, but it was a no go. I'll find it speedy quick if its there;)
    17. Hunter Hunter, 9 years ago
      Sure thing; I only recognized them from seeing you guys' Show & Tell posts. They were very cute in real life - great find!
    18. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Hunter, did you find some treasures? Was it fun? Looked fantastic!
    19. Hunter Hunter, 9 years ago
      It was SO crazy, fun, exhausting, and wacky. I came home with a lovely vintage kitchen clock and some japanese matchbook covers (S&T posts coming soon), but couldn't bring too much back in my carry-on... Did inspire me to do a little bargain basement thrifting on my return to california though. Definitely an event like no other!
    20. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 8 years ago
      Thanks Amber , I wont tell anyone ...smiling

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