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Rhythm Vase

Rhythm Vase


designed by

Niels Tove Edward Hald

(Swedish, 1883–1980)


Orrefors Glasshouse Orrefors Glasbruk

(Swedish, est. 1898)


Overall: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1938.383


Did you know?

Niels Edward Hald considered this vase engraving to be one of his greatest artistic achievements in glass design.


Also called Bollspelande flickor, or Ball-Playing Girls, this vase’s flattened figural motif was inspired by Matisse’s Dance. That Edward Hald was a former student of Matisse strengthens this association. Rhythm was one of Hald’s last designs in a decorative, expressionist style before producing vase engravings with more defined narratives.

See also
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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