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Gunnar Nylund anvil shaped candlesticks/holders for Strombergshyttan 1952-54.

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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Two candlesticks/holders. One little lower and with smaller bottom foundation.
    Length: 13 cm
    Heights: 6,9 and 6,2 cm
    Width: 6,7 cm
    Fully grinded/cut in all surfaces.

    This pair of anvil shaped candlesticks from Strombergshyttan I got hold of recently. I remember the model from my childhood in Strombergshyttan, but had almost forgotten about them when I found a pair online recently. They were not for sale but I contacted the owner if I could buy them. And it went well. I found them also in the catalog of 1954, where my father had written GN (Gunnar Nylund) next to the picture. Model number P 30. Nylund came to Strombergshyttan 1952 so this must be one of the first pieces of glass he designed for the factory.

    The catalog of 1954 has also a bowl of the same shape like an anvil (pic. 4), number T 262 which measures 37 cm in length and weight 4,6 kg (a powerful piece I must say), according to the catalog list. Price for this 1954: 500 swe. kr (75 USD)!!! Candlestick price 1954 was "only" 50 (I did not pay so much more for them today, 60 years later), but also this list price is quite expensive compared to most other products in the catalog. The most expensive vase 1954 costs eg 155 and the most expensive drinking glass 10

    Both candlesticks and the bowl were fully grinded/cut/polished in all surfaces, which is a big job, even for skilled cutters. Obviously playing this in for pricing. Today I do not think people really understand how much work it is behind cutted/polished pieces and therefore they are undervalued in the market. These fully polished/cut glasses by Nylund was thus very expensive to produce and therfore I believe very few copies are made. I think you should have much luck if you happen to find the large anvil-shaped bowl out there somewhere, but hope you can always do...

    I love these anvil-shaped candlesticks, but my wife is not so fond of them (she likes Asta Stromberg's higher candlesticks better). But it would not be entirely wrong to find an anvil shaped bowl T262 out there somewhere ...?!

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      I'll keep my eyes out for them! Thanks for another fascinating insight into life at Strömbergshyttan, rebessin! I've enjoyed your posts so much!
    2. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 9 years ago
      beautifully cut pieces
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      They're so beautiful! The shapa is amazing.

      Well, after all Strömbergshyttan did master the cutting technique, didn't it?
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Great photos too rebessin! You've caught the potential of the forms. Very clever angles! That second photo is a stunner!

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