Orrefors Expo Vase by Sven Palmquist, Sweden 1953
Item e6577

A vase of the Expo series designed by Sven Palmquist for Orrefors Sweden in 1953. Thin mouthblown crystal clear glas with a joined base of clear glass. Signed with: 'Orrefors PU 66-53'. A very nice example of the Expo glasses which often where executed as one of a kind piece for exhibitions.

Sven Palmqvist (1906-1984) was a Swedish artglass designer working for Orrefors from 1928 till 1971. Among his several designs the Kraka Series (1944), the Ravenna Series (1948) and the Fuga Series (1954) are the most succsessfuls. The Fuga series was awarded with a Grand Prix at the Milan Trienale in 1957.

Height: 10.43" (26.5 cm)
Diameter: 5.91" (15 cm)

Literature Reference:
Helmut Ricke und Ulrich Gronert, Glas in Schweden 1915 - 1960, Muenchen 1986, page 169
Leslie Pina, Fifties Glass, Atgen 1993, page 115

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