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Elipse and vase/bowl by Asta Strömberg - Strömbergshyttan - ca 1970.

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    An elipse-formed glass sculpture and a vase/bowl, both with special technique in white underlay and slightly yellow-tinted bubbles in the clear overlay. I don't know how it was made, but shall ask one of the employes who worked when this glass pieces was produced. However I know for sure that the technique was used in some models designed by Asta Stromberg, regarding to a magazine article I have from about 1970, where two other models in the same technique are photographed (one is B1105). In this article Asta Strömberg tell us it's the moon mission in 1969 that inspired her to the bubbling forms in the glass. Therefore I attribute both the elipse formed sculpture and the bowl to Asta Strömberg. I do not think Gunnar Nylund has a thing with these glasses or special technique to do. Unfortunately, he is sometimes credited for them, which most likely is completely wrong.

    Elipse sculpture:
    Model number P249.
    Height 190 mm.
    Underlay X82.
    Design Asta Strömberg ca 1969-70 (1972 catalog ends at P275).

    Model number unknown, but a similar bowl, a little wider, with the same bubbling underlay X82, appears in the 1972 catalogue as number T446.
    Height: 105 mm.
    Width: 135 mm.
    Design Asta Stromberg about 1969-70 (1972 catalog ends at T466).

    Another thing to mention is the second class label with blue text on the vase/bowl. First sorting glass from Strömbergshyttan have labels with black text, as on the elipse sculpture. Maybe something to learn if you are interestead in glass from Strömbergshyttan? Why the vase/bowl here have the second class label I am confused about? It seems absolutely perfect in my eyes. Perhaps someone replaced a label from another glass to this? The label is namely affixed up and down.

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    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
    2. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Thanks Moonstonelover! Maybe these Strömberg pieces are something for a moonstonlover...;)
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      stunning my friend rebessin!!!!!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Wonderful sculpture that displays the contrast between the clear Strömbergshyttan metal and those tightly constricted bubbles. I'm reminded of Pavel Hlava's use of controlled bubbles for Exbor during the Space Era. Perhaps the bowl was a trial piece made in numbers sufficient to be sold? Perhaps it lacks the contrast between the clear glass? Wonderful pieces both.
    5. rebessin rebessin, 8 years ago
      Thanks Sean and vetraio! It could be so, the clear glass layer maybe to thin to get the rigt contrast?
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      your very welcome rebessin!!!!
    7. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 8 years ago
      These two are really fantastic. I am asking myself how she got the color into the bubbles. I am very proud to own an Asta Strömberg bowl, too, which I just presented here. Please take a look at it:

      Is there any site which permits to see the catalogues of Strömbergshyttan?
    8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      This technique was also used by Göran and Ann Wärff in the 1960s or 70s, even with the same golden and clear bubbles inside. The sculpture is simply amazing!!!

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