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_._STRÖMBERGSHYTTAN46 of 87Rare light blue Gunnar Nylund vase - Strombergshyttan mid 1950s.Gunnar Nylund vase on heel base - Strombergshyttan 1950s.
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Strombergshyttan model B229 is a design by Gerda Stromberg, probably from 1939-40. Model numbers for vases in the catalog from 1939 ends at B226 so this model must be creatded not later than 1940 as I see? It was made in two sizes, 100 and 140mm (my vase is 140mm) and in three different crystal nuances, 517, 604 an 915. 915 is the common Stromberg blue crystal.

    You could also get the model with engraving motifs, as seen in the last picture from my catalog dated 1954. C 342 is a venison, wich can be an engraving motif either by Gerda Stromberg or Asta Stromberg. In an interview in a newspaper article states namely Asta she got her first designers commissioned by her father in law, Edward Stromberg, in the early 1940s, and it was to design motif for engravings, among others various animal motifs. The number C342 is in a range that might match well with the beginning of the 1940s, in the catalog of 1942 stops engraving numbers on the C 315. Edward Stromberg died in 1946 so the first design mission Asta got can not be later than that.

    But the vase I show here is a special version that I believe was produced in very few copies. Probably not in the normal range. I've only seen it in one copy, and it's from one of my cousins, and it does not disappear in any of the cataolgs I have seen. What I understand is that my grandfather, Knut Bergqvist, developed a special version of Gerda Stromberg's model B 229. Probably he thought the vase was a beautiful design and applied therefore a beautiful flower on the side. A pure free-hand manually craft work of the skilled master. In a photograph from Knut Bergqvist's 75th birthday 1948, is this vase (including other glass pieces he made) at the place of honor on top of a shelf. I think he liked Gerdas model (it's a pure manual work wich is totally finnished by the masterblower without afterworking) and therefore he applied the flower to crown her masterful design.

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    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Really nice! We have some big fans of Stromberg on this site so be prepared for some mega love ?
    2. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Thanks AmberRose! Appologize for my photographs, they are in monochrome, so the blue tinted Stromberg crystal can not be shown here. I got some difficult uggly stick that I had problems to eliminate, therefore monochrome pics.
    3. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Thanks Bellin!
    4. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      All good, my photos are constantly "meh" so I do not judge. Actually thought yours weren't bad at all.
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      See Rebessin, a mega fan! He sweet talked me into gifting mine. Silver tongued devil : ))
    6. charcoal charcoal, 8 years ago
      Another very informative posting and a great piece of glass too, rebessin! Thank you for sharing!
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      You are right, you are too too kind!
    8. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Thanks Eye4Beauty and charcoal! I share as much i can find. My father saved meaterial and wrote down as much as he could during his lifetime. It is thanks to him that we have been able to solve a lot of question marks about Strombergshyttan design. He preserved eg newspaper articles, the first from 1929 on Gerda Stromberg's design. And many about Asta Stromberg, where she tells about her work as designer for Strombergshyttan after Gerda.
    9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      All I have to say is "I want this BEAUTY!" after you showed me what I I am addicted to this maker....LOL!
    10. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Glad to her that Moonstone! Maybe I can show much more of Strombergshyttan glass forwards? Have came across a large collection of glass pieces, marked with model numbers. I try to clean them up and then take pictures to show you at the rate I have time.
    11. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      rebessin, I am at your mercy and I know I am going to suffer that green eyed ...grass is greener on the other side syndrome! SIGH :)
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      A beautiful vase rebessin, thanks again for sharing your family pieces. So special!
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      You're so lucky to have items like these that not only have belonged to the family for decades but were actually made by your grandfather!!! It's an amazing vase! (totally stunning! ;) )
    14. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Thanks vetraio and austro!

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