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Post by koobideh on May 15th 2009, 2:18 am

Have not been able to find much background info about Glit pottery, but apparently it dates from the 1960s and the earlier pieces incorporate lava rock into the glaze. Quite distinctive and easy to recognize, and those little lava bits are really sharp! (as in razor-like). Here is a decorative plate I found recently.

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Post by PeterC on May 24th 2009, 5:11 pm

Glit (Iceland) Glit_v11 Glit (Iceland) Glit_v12
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Post by big ed on August 8th 2009, 10:33 am

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Post by big ed on August 8th 2009, 10:34 am

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Post by big ed on November 12th 2009, 3:21 pm

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Post by big ed on November 12th 2009, 3:23 pm

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I know it's a long shot but this glit Iceland lava plate also has painted initials NT any Ideas as to decorators , any info on glit pottery dates from 1965.
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Post by big ed on November 12th 2009, 3:47 pm

I found out the pottery was established in 1958 by painter and potter Ragnar Kjartansson , described as a "Radical Romantic "( nutter), but don't know too many of the other workers at GLIT
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Post by big ed on November 12th 2009, 4:22 pm

Glit pottery Founded by Ragnar Kjartansson in 1958
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Post by vanmann on October 16th 2010, 9:59 pm

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Post by Taylor Thomas on April 28th 2011, 10:31 pm

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Post by kwistie on November 14th 2011, 10:32 pm

I recently found a mug/cup with a GLIT mark on it, and I'm trying to find out if this is a legitimate mark for Ragnar Kjartansson's Glit Pottery Studio in Iceland. The mark is stamped/carved with and infinity sign with GLIT below it, and then the number 50109 below GLIT.

With the mug was some information from my husband's grandmother. She had written on some masking tape that was on the mug.
"Iceland 1979, made from volcanic lava" and "got in Iceland"

I've looked for Glit pottery marks online but couldn't find any that looked like the mark on the bottom of my mug. Does anyone have any information that could help me out?

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Post by big ed on February 13th 2013, 11:27 am

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here it is anyway , ed
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Post by dantheman on February 16th 2013, 2:25 pm

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impressed marks Glit Iceland and HH

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Post by NaomiM on August 31st 2013, 10:23 pm

Glit plate with impressed devil in the middle

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Post by stardust* on August 23rd 2015, 7:04 pm

I picked this up today in a bargain box! thought it looked like lava pottery, but couldn't quite make out the whole marking. I've done some limited research and it turns out to be Glit , founded by Ragnar Kjartansson (1923-1988). There is a painted A on the back. I've no idea what the symbol is all about. I thought someone might be a collector of Glit pottery.... I would appreciate any information.
It's 15cm wide.

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Post by NaomiM on August 23rd 2015, 7:15 pm

I only know what we have here. Not sure it adds anything to what you already know

https://www.20thcenturyforum.com/t3718-glit-iceland#27973

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Post by NaomiM on August 23rd 2015, 7:16 pm


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Post by stardust* on August 23rd 2015, 7:42 pm

Thanks Naomi, it's good to see other similar finds. I think it's a style people either love or find a bit weirdly interesting.
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Post by Essenjay on January 25th 2018, 8:46 pm

Pair of small vases with a a horizontal band of sharp decoration. Well marked on the underside with 'Lava', a rose type motif and what looks like GLT with a dot between the L and T. Italian, German, elsewhere?

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Post by NaomiM on January 25th 2018, 10:28 pm

When you said Lava you were totally right - real Lava stuck in the glaze

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Post by Bitsnbobs on November 4th 2018, 12:06 pm

Hi,
I acquired this musk ox but can’t find out about it. It looks as if it is metal, but is pottery. It has Island underneath. Someone suggested it’s from Iceland, but still can’t find any info.
Any help gratefully received thanks.
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Post by Bitsnbobs on November 4th 2018, 12:07 pm

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Post by Bitsnbobs on November 4th 2018, 12:08 pm

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Post by denbydump on November 4th 2018, 12:41 pm

I would agree it's from Iceland.
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Post by Bitsnbobs on November 4th 2018, 12:43 pm

Oh, thank you! I have tried looking for potteries in Iceland that may make these, but couldn’t find anything. Any clue as to where to start?
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