Vintage Kraka Vase by Sven Palmquist for Orrefors, Sweden 1959
Item e6580

A vase of the Kraka (fishnet) series designed by Sven Palmquist for Orrefors Sweden in 1954. Kraka refers to a Nordic legend in which a beautiful woman appeared dressed in a fisherman’s net. Clear crystal glas with a wire mesh decoration causing several small air bubbles cased with blue and amber glass and overerlayed with a clear glass layer. This example dates to the 1950s. Signed with: "Orrefors Kraka Nr. 411 Sven Palmquist". One of the iconic designs of Scandinavian art glass in the 20th century.

Height: 8.46" (21.5 cm)
Diameter: 4.13" (10.5 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
George Fischler, Barret Gould, Scandinavian Ceramics and Glass, Atglen 2000, page 137
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