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Post by denbydump on September 27th 2014, 3:36 pm

A heavy indigo water jug with internal ribbing. Polished pontil, and foot-rim. Any ideas on the mark?
Just guessing Scandanavian.



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Post by JoFish on September 27th 2014, 8:35 pm

I suspect it is B 684, if so an item designed by Ellis Bergh and made by Kosta (Sweden), possibly as far back as the late 1930s. Bergh was the chief designer at Kosta from around 1929 to 1950.

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Post by denbydump on September 28th 2014, 4:53 pm

Thanks Jo, I don't think it's a B. Either X/, XY, or I. The numbers could be any of
186, 184, 686, 684, but thanks for some clues.
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Post by JoFish on September 28th 2014, 5:43 pm

Not that many of them do look like a B. I have seen many like this. Another point to note is all the other characteristics are spot on especially the optic rib (favoured by Bergh) and the deco-ish shape.
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Post by denbydump on September 28th 2014, 5:59 pm

Thanks Jo, I'll dig through my books.
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Post by Nic on September 28th 2014, 9:23 pm

Definitely Elis Bergh - and, yes, the 'B's are almost always wonky.
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Post by denbydump on September 28th 2014, 9:59 pm

Wonky? Scandy script is definitely a bit wierd! thanks both Nic and Jo.
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