Vase

Vase

c. 1950

manufacturer

Orrefors Glasshouse Orrefors Glasbruk

(Swedish, est. 1898)

made by

Karl Edvin Öhrström

(Swedish, 1906-1994)

Ariel glass

Overall: 11.6 x 10.8 cm (4 9/16 x 4 1/4 in.)

Gift of A. B. Orrefors Glasbruk 1951.443

Location

Fun Fact

The glass bubbles in this Ariel vase were produced through a sandblasting technique.

Description

The iridescent bubbles caught between two layers of glass in this vase are an example of the Ariel glass technique in which designs are sandblasted into the glass. Orrefors Glasshouse was the originator of this technique, where Öhrström was the glass style’s primary designer in the 1950s. Öhrström’s vases went on to become some of the firm’s most popular items.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Medium: 
Ariel glass

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