Floral Sunburst, Eda
These lovely vases from the Swedish glassmaker Eda Glasbruks can be found with four different production-line top treatments. (A fifth shape, square, is rumored.) Above are three of them: three small vases in front; a spittoon-shaped in purple, a blue flared, and marigold cupped-in. Behind them are three large flared vases in marigold, blue, and lavender. Below is the fourth shape: a marigold tri-corner, with a second view of the tri-corner from above.

The tri-corner shape is the least often seen shape. Tri-corner photos courtesy of Greg Dilian.

_The maries of all of these Floral Sunburst
_vases have a ground base with a double _recessed, complex star/floral pattern.

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Vases, small (approximately 6.5-inch)

Blue, flared, 600 (2000), 250 (2003), 205 (2007),
    400 (2012), 170 (2015), 140 (2016)

Blue, cupped-in, 450 (1998), 1,000 (2002),
    1,250 (2003), 25 (2012), 450 (2015), 500 (2019),
   150, 350, (both 2020)

Blue, spittoon-shaped, 1,900 (2001), 675 (2005),
    160 (2012), 625 (2019)

Blue, tri-corner, 150 (2014)

Lavender, flared, 425 (2017)

Marigold, cupped-in, 600 (2004), 95 (2016),
    110 (2020)

Marigold, flared, 225, 350 (both 2002)

Marigold, tri-corner, 950 (2001)

Pearl, spittoon-shaped, 450 (2002)

Here is the "Sunburst" side of the motif. The pattern on these vases is all intaglio--indented rather than raised.

Tusenskona--translates to A Thousand Beauties--was the Swedish name for their pattern. It's a beautifully appropriate name for this pattern, so why do Americans know it as Floral Sunburst? (Other than Tusenskona being a challenge to pronounce.) It was in the early 1990s that a few vases were beginning to surface that were obviously not made by any of the American glassmakers. They were definitely carnival, so where did they come from? In those days, pieces of undetermined attribution "must be English," as England was the only country outside of the US that was known to produce carnival. It wasn't until Glen and Steve Thistlewood's research began several years later that we were even aware of the vast amounts of carnival produced by the rest of the world.

These Swedish vases were among the first of the patterns to surface. Auctioneers were stumped. One or two auction listings for "unknown foreign blue vase" were okay, but there was a limit. I think Jim Seeck named these vases Floral Sunburst. Daisy Spray was also used occasionally. Once the vase had a name, collectors knew of them, so more were recognized.

Other Eda vases that surfaced later--Kulor, Svea, Half Diamant, Berlin, Rex, Dagny, Six Facett, Nanna, Rekord, Stella, Tokio, Trio, York--are known by their Eda names.

Vases, large (app 8-inch)

Blue, flared, 500 (2000), 400 (2012),
    150, 600 (both 2014)

Lavender, flared, 425 (2020)

Marigold, flared, 675 (2001), 180 (2017), 110 (2020)

Marigold, spittoon-shaped, 250 (2017)

Purple, flared, 1,350 (2012)

Blue, 8-9 inch, 175 (2002), 50 (2009)

Blue, 6 1/2 inch, 225 (2002),
   80 (2017)

Blue, 5-6 inch, 250 (2002),
   50, 450 (both 2004), 90 (2009)

Marigold, 9 inch, 45 (2007)


Blue, 165 (2021)

Marigold, 650 (2004)

Updated 2/9/2022

Here is a blue Jardiniere-shaped bowl, 5 inches across and 3 1/2 inches tall. It sold in 2005 for $115. A similar piece in marigold sold in 2008 for $30. Another marigold jardiniere sold in 2017 for $160. In 2020, a blue 6-inch wide jardinere brought $75.

In 2021, the flared Jardinere in blue below sold for $325.