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Sven Palmqvist For Orrefors 1954, Kraka Series, Tall Blue And Yellow Art Glass Vase, Signed, Swedish

Sven Palmqvist For Orrefors 1954, Kraka Series, Tall Blue And Yellow Art Glass Vase, Signed, Swedish

Sven Palmqvist For Orrefors 1954, Kraka Series, Tall Blue And Yellow Art Glass Vase, Signed, Swedish

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About this item

This exquisitely simple yet detailed work of Modernist art glass is by the renowned Swedish glass artist and designer Sven Palmqvist.
The sculpted glass features the Kraka technique, developed by Palmqvist in 1944 and creates the illusion of a net within the glass. The net-like pattern is created with the use of copper wire which traps air bubbles when the outer encasing of glass is applied. These beautifully patterned pieces were created by hand.
This particular piece is a superbly balanced pared ellipse shape and an excellent canvas to highlight the deep Cerulean blue that is interspersed with a swathe of yellow.
The name “Kraka” was inspired by the old Nordic Legend of Kraka from when she appeared before Ragnar Lodbrok to answer his riddle of how you could be “neither dressed, not undressed”, she solved this by appearing wrapped in a fishnet.

Condition:
Very Good. No chips or cracks. There is mild use wear, most evident in the water staining on the interior of the vase that is commensurate with the age of the piece - please refer to photos as part of the condition report. The base is inscribed with 'ORREFORS, Kraka, PU 322' and Palmqvist's 'Sven Palmqvist' signature. The number of the piece is documented in the number range (numbers: 278 to 338) of pieces produced in 1954.

Additional dimensions information:

5.5 cm base diameter. Diameter across widest point: c. 3.5" / 9 cm. Rim diameter: c. 1.8" / 4.5 cm

Dimensions

W9.0 x H29.2 x D9.0 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Designer

Sven Palmqvist

Date of manufacture

1950s

Place of origin

Sweden

Material

Glass

Period

Mid 20th Century

Seller

VAT status

Seller is not VAT registered

SKU

95447065
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