Check out my other items. Mats Jonasson Signature Collection double Tawny Owls limited edition #554 /4000. Size is 6.7 inches x 5.7 inches x 1 inch thick with lazer signature, number of limited edition and number produced (554 of 4000), country of manufacture (Sweden), and his personal label with his name from his studio, "Signature Collection" and "Lead Crystal". Very good condition for its age, some slight scuffs on bottom near lazer signature and number, may have been at signing?
Otherwise in almost perfect condition a truly unique and authentic collectors item of fine Sweedish lead crystal from Mats Jonasson's unique process as explained below. This also has the original tag from his private studio with is names and "Signature collection". The lazer engraving on the bottom also says "Sweeden" and has the number of the edition as well as his personal signature making it authentic beyond doubt. A beautiful representation of his love of nature typical of this collection of living species of the world. Made in Sweden with flawless Swedish crystal Engraved 3 dimensional tawny owl design A unique and exceptional expression of this artist's personal vision and talents.
Mats Jonasson (yu-na-son) has spent a lifetime working with glass. In 1959, at the age of 14, he joined the Maleras Glasbruk AB in Maleras, Sweden as an engraver. His father, who also worked there, knew his son was an excellent artist and recommended him for the job. Since that time, his love of nature has manifested itself in his acclaimed crystal sculptures.Jonasson begins his work with a drawing. He then carves a plaster replica of the finished piece. Unlike plaster or resin collectibles, a silicone mold will not work with molten glass - the mold created from Jonasson's replica is iron.
He then works on the iron mold directly, using diamond drills and files to clarify its details. The full lead crystal used in the finished piece is a special blend developed by the Swedish Glass Research Institute. This crystal is known for its extraordinary refraction and brilliance. After casting, the glass is annealed for 15-20 hours. Any pieces with imperfections - such as air bubbles - are discarded before the laborious post-production begins.
This involves sandblasting portions of each piece, with various grades of cutting sand at different velocities. Each sculpture is then ground and polished, and finally minute details - such as plumage - are achieved with engraving.The quality of craftsmanship and artistry all but assures that Mat Jonasson's work will continue to grow in value on the secondary market. The Mats Jonasson glassworks began as Maleras glassworks, which was founded in 1924 in Sweden. Folke Walwing began working at Maleras in 1924, and was art director until 1970.
Mats Jonasson began working at Maleras in 1959. In 1969 he left to work at Kosta, coming back to Maleras in 1975.
In 1965, Maleras became part of the Flygsfors group, and then joined the Royal Krona group in 1974. Kosta Boda took over in 1977, and in 1981, the employees of Maleras bought the company and ran it themselves. In 1988 Mats Jonasson took over the company and became managing director and cheif designer. The company is still in production today, under the name Mats Jonasson Maleras.
About Mats Jonasson MATS JONASSON. Mats Jonasson's talent as a designer attracted attention early on, when he started work as an apprentice engraver at the glassworks in 1959. Over the next few decades he worked with many of the most respected contemporary glass artists in Sweden. During this period, he developed that natural style of his which he's since perfected.
Our forest have captured the hearts and minds of people since time immemorial, says Mats. Inspired by the natural world around him, he has opened his mind to create his distinctive masterpieces in the finest Swedish crystal. Nowadays, this son of the glassworks is represented all over the world.Every single piece of his art work is hand signed on the bottom with his name or M. Jonasson" or a simple "MJ AND a serial number. Also there is always a sticker in the front of the piece, the newer ones have the Mats Jonasson logo on it, the older Jonasson pieces were made with the Maleras stickers.
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My philosophy is if you offer a great item at a good, fair price you will get repeat customers. Depending on the condition, availability, rarity and wholesale cost I will entertain any reasonable offer or counter with one that I feel is reasonable and why.Give it a shot and see how it works! The item "Mats Jonasson Signature Collection double Tawny Owls limited edition #554 /4000" is in sale since Thursday, May 7, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Mats Jonasson". The seller is "chesproperties" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.