Swedish Blown Glass Boy Tumblers Set of 8
Smoke black glass with a hint of moss green, blown and etched. These beautiful ‘vintage’ Scandinavian blown glass tumblers look a lot like Iittala’s ‘Boy’ glasses introduced in 1999 and designed by Stefan Lindfors. BUT…they are not. They are most likely from Sweden, or another Scandinavian country, but they are at least 50 years old, and may date back to the Art Deco period.
Iittala issued their remake of this style in modern colors and called it ‘Boy’ (great name). The smoke/black/green color, along with the deco flower etched decor, was not an Iittala color of the late 1990’s. It was a popular color of the mid-20th century and earlier. I suspect these are from Holmegaard, Finland…1940’s-1950’s. Or, possibly vintage Iittala, Sweden.
They are stunning. Each are cut with foliage and flowers on all sides. Hand blown with heat finished soft rims and weighted, over-width, flat bases that prevent the tumbler from ‘tumbling’ over.
SET OF 8. All in excellent condition. Large tumblers measure 6″ tall. Each weigh 1 lb. The color shows just a whisper of moss green, which does not show up well in the images.