Ariel "Gondoliere" Vase by Edvin Öhrström for Orrefors, Sweden
Item e6572

A heavy vase of the Ariel Gondoliere series designed by Edvin Öhrström for Orrefors Sweden in 1946. Clear glas internally decorated in Ariel technique in blue and amber and overlayed with clear glass. This example dates to the 1980s. Signed with: "Orrefors 957813 Edvin Öhrström" and "Graal Gallery 117-87". An authentic piece of Midcentury Modern Scandinavian glass design.

Edvin Öhrström (1906-1994) was a Swedish sculptor and glass artist. From 1936 Öhström worked as independent sculptor and glass artist. At the beginning of his career he worked with the materials granite, terracotta and bronze. Later he specialized in glass and steel. He worked with Orrefors (1936 till 1957) and Lindshammer. At Orrefors he developed the „Ariel technicque“ together with Vicke Lindstrand and Gustav Bergkvist.

Measures:
Height: 6.69" (17 cm)
Diameter: 5.12" (13 cm)

Literature Reference:
Helmut Ricke und Ulrich Gronert, Glas in Schweden 1915 - 1960, Muenchen 1986, page 149 (simirar designs)
Leslie Pina, Fifties Glass, Atgen 1993, page 111
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