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GlasswareGuy's loves6 of 96Wiesenthalhütte Jug 3003 and glasses 505 by  Klaus Breit REX decanters, Nanny Still (Riihimäen, 1965)
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    Posted 8 years ago

    cobaltcobold
    (62 items)

    To be true, when I first bought one of the smaller ones, I thought it was Wiesenthalhütte, because there are very similar ones in the WH catalogue of 1965. But two or three days after having bought the first one, I saw an auction with a small (22 cm) and a tall one (26 cm), and the tall one has a Skruf and Edenfalk sticker. Later I saw that the Wiesenthal candleholders are very similar, but they have a completely different color. I don't know who was the first. I think 1965 is rather early for such a design. It reminds me the bell-bottoms which came only later, let's say 1968 or 69.

    I really love these candleholders. they are made of very delicate glass in finest quality and the color is very elegant. By the way: Skruf still exists. They still do some good designs, but nothing in colored glass anymore.

    http://skrufsglasbruk.se/

    There is the Rainman decanter on this page which is really original:

    http://skrufsglasbruk.se/kannor.php

    It's a pity that these still existing glass factories don't publish their old catalogues on their websites.

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    1. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 8 years ago
      WAUW these are great love the color
    2. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Beautiful candleholders by Edenfalk! Must try to find these here in Sweden.

      Skrufs glasbruk today (in your links) is not the same as the old Skruf. From glasriket.se:
      "In 1973 Skruf, Gullaskruf, Åseda and Björkshult glassworks formed a common sales company in order to increase exports. In 1975, together with Målerås Glassworks, they formed the Royal Krona group, which went bankrupt after two years. In 1978 Skruf was bought by Kosta Boda AB, but it was shut down by them in 1980. In 1981 Skruf Glassworks was revived when four glass workers took over. Ingegerd Råman, who later went to work for Orrefors, was hired as designer and put her stamp on Skruf’s products. "

      Today Skrufs glassworks is owned and operated by Kent Elm and his family. He took over after a new bankrupcy for about 10 years ago. They still produce Ingegerd Råhman products and some new one by other designers. Otherwise this new glasswork in Skruf have nothing to do with the historical production.
    3. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Her some pictures from new Skrufs glasbruk:

      http://gelatin-silver.blogspot.se/2012/05/gsb-73med-inspiration-av-jean.html

      http://gelatin-silver.blogspot.se/2012/05/gsb-77en-hytta-med-rymd.html
    4. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 8 years ago
      Dear Rebessin. Thank you for these informations. They are so valuable! So they Skruf of nowadays is only the "revived" Skruf of earlier times. By the way I found some informations about Bengt Edenfalk himself on this page:

      http://www.abstracta-art.com/artists/136/Bengt_Edenfalk/

      It would be very interesting to see all the old catalogues of the glass factories.
    5. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      It is Orrefors/Kosta-Boda, who owns the rights to the old production, and holding drawings and catalogs for Skruf, until 1980. I think Kulturparken Smaland in Vaxj0 http://www.kulturparkensmaland.se/1.0.1.0/108/2/ have old catalogues. You can also recieve some of them from Borje Akerblom in Vaxjo http://www.bayakerblom.se/
    6. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Since I work in another industry in Skruf, and also know the new owner for the glassworks Kent Elm well, I'll ask if he has some old catalogs left.
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      These are great! And rebessin... amazing links!!! Thanks!!!
    8. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 8 years ago
      Dear Rebessin. What I meant is, that it would be fine to have them publisehd in the internet. This would be interesting for all collectors.
    9. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      I agree, it would be fine! But I don't know if it's possible? Museums and others want to earn money by sharing their old catalogs from glassworks. And old catalogs/books go for large sums when sold. A book with among other things, a number of Orrefors older catalogs, was sold for over 450 EUR at an auction here recently. At the same auktion a small, simple book showing Eda glassworks produkts 1927-1923 was sold for nearly 150 EUR. For myself I have a few catalogs from Strombergshyttan and usually get books and information from the library and friends if I need information from other producers.

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