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Bouquet, Jungfru, Kvadrat decanters and jugs by Signe Persson-Melin (Boda, 1960s)

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...JUGS, DECANTERS, ETC93 of 101HELMINAUHA jug, creamer and sugar bowl, Timo Sarpaneva (Iittala)Jug designed by Bertil Vallien (Boda, ca. 1960)
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    These 4 pieces are typical of Signe Persson-Melin's designs, which is famous for her work in glass and cork.

    I first got one of her designs just for chance... I was buying some stuff from a Swedish dealer and she told me about that morning's finds and fell in love with he corck stopper (pic. 1): it's made of a piece of actual turning cork, not just agglomerate cork as one can see in modern designs in this material. I take this as a show of the work in those years: quality stuff made with the real first-class materials...

    I don't know the names of the designs in the two first pictures (if they have one), but I know the jug on the third picture is a Kvadrat. I quite like this design based upon simple traditional shapes.

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    1. designqvist designqvist, 8 years ago
      The first picture to the left shows a decanter from the Bouquet-series, the middle photo shows what in Swedish is called "jungfru" (= virgin) or "brännvingumma" (= hard to translate ... I'd suggest something like brandy trull :) ...).
      Persson-Melin's cork-objects aren't only beautiful but also very functional: her ice bucket out of cork uses the insulating effect of cork just as much as cork handles on her oven ware do.
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks so much for your help, designqvist!!! Thanks to you I've been able to identify quite a lot of pieces now!!!
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      By the way, from now on I will reffer to the two in the middle pic as jungfru... brännvingumma seemd too complicated to me!!! LOL
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Thanks AGH!!!!

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