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STROMBERGSHYTTAN Vases

I don't have that much room for vases, and I have a terrible admission to make, I have been rationalising my Whitefriars vases in favour Strombergshyttan vases. I am only after the ones in the 1930s catalogue, because I really like that optical effect they have, and also the muted colours seem to fit better with my 1930s house. This section will expand... sorry Whitefriars.

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Description, References and Size

This is an optically molded "Silver" vase with a foot, and a scalloped rim. Elfverson pattern number 3050. Designed by Hugh Dunne Cooke or Gerda Stromberg in the 1930s.

As per the Strombergshyttan decanters this 1930s vase is a soft shape and the colour is so muted as to be almost not there.

The vase has six vertical optical panels, so when seen from above you can see they make a rounded hexagon shape.

Although very pale, when put against clear glass, this vase definitely has a pale grey colour.

Reference: The Journal of The Glass Association Journal Volume 8 2008, Page 43

Height: 7.5 inches

Width: 6.25 inches

This is an optically molded "Straw" vase with a foot, and a scalloped rim. Elfverson pattern number 3050. Designed by Hugh Dunne Cooke or Gerda Stromberg in the 1930s.

I see this straw colour as one of the signature colours I use to identify Strombergshyttan glass. It's an unusual colour and if I see this colour but don't recognise the piece I have a look in the catalogue. My hit rate on it is fairly decent, but ideally I don't want all my Strombergshyttan glass in this colour.

Also of note is the size variation between this vase the one above. These vases are supposed to come in the sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches. The one above is a little short and fat by comparison.

Reference: The Journal of The Glass Association Journal Volume 8 2008, Page 43

Height: 8 inches

Width: 6 inches

This is an optically molded "Straw" vase with a scalloped rim. Elfverson pattern number 3053A. Designed by Hugh Dunne Cooke or Gerda Stromberg in the 1930s.

This is the biggest size in this pattern and is a monster vase. So much so that I am a little about the weight baring capabilities of the shelf I have it on.

I was given this as a present and it is not often that someone gives me glass as a present and it's actually something I would covert.

Reference: The Journal of The Glass Association Journal Volume 8 2008, Page 43

Height: 12 inches

Width: 10.25 inches

This is an optically molded "Straw" vase with a foot, and a scalloped inverted rim. Elfverson pattern number 3062. Designed by Hugh Dunne Cooke or Gerda Stromberg in the 1930s.

I don't normally take my pictures of glass from this angle, but the most distinctive feature of this vase is the way the inverted rim makes the six sided optical moulding form a hexagon at the rim. It's an interesting and easily recognisable feature.

Reference: The Journal of The Glass Association Journal Volume 8 2008, Page 43

Height: 7.5 inches

Width: 6 inches

This is an optically molded, cylinder shaped, "Tormaline Green" vase with a scalloped rim. Elfverson pattern number 3029. Designed by Hugh Dunne Cooke or Gerda Stromberg in the 1930s.

Tormaline is a dark green semi-precious stone, just in case you don't know what that name is about. These vases come in different sizes, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 inches. I have one 12 inch vase (seen above) and that is pretty hefty, a the 16 inch version of this must weigh a ton if this optical effect is maintained.

Reference: The Journal of The Glass Association Journal Volume 8 2008, Page 43

Height: 8 inches

Width: 5 inches

This is an optically molded grey "Kraka" bowl with a foot, and a scalloped inverted rim. Designed by Hugh Dunne Cooke or Gerda Stromberg in the 1930s.

This vase doesn't have a reference number but a name, Kraka. I have done a bit of googling to try and kind out what Kraka means, it's either a crow or a Kraka is a level 91 troll guarding Death Plateau.

Reference: The Journal of The Glass Association Journal Volume 8 2008, Page 43

Height: 6.75 inches

Width: 7.5 inches

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