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made at Orrefors, Sweden

Postcard of Vase.
© National Museums Scotland


This clear glass vase was designed in 1953 by Edward Hald and made in 1960 by Aktiebolaget Orrefors Glasbruk of Sweden.

The vase has wheel-engraved decoration depicting birds on telegraph wires. It is marked 'Orrefors Hald 3532 NA'.

Since the end of World War II, the national design organisations of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark have collaborated with joint exhibitions and prizes to promote modern functional design. This resulted in a characteristic 'Scandinavian Style' which was a major influence on world taste.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-381-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1960.747
Date: 1960
Material: Glass, clear, wheel-engraved decoration. Inscription: Orrefors Hald 3532 NA [wheel-engraved]
Dimensions: 8.13" H x 5.75" D
Subject: European glass
Who: Aktiebolaget Orrefors Glasbruk, Orrefors (Maker)
Edward Hald (Designer)
Where: Sweden, Orrefors
Description: Vase of clear glass wheel-engraved with birds on telegraph wires: Swedish, Orrefors, designed by Edward Hald in 1953, by Aktiebolaget Orrefors Glasbruk, 1960
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