A heavy vase of the Orrefors Ariel series designed by Ingeborg Lundin, Sweden ca. 1950s. Colorless glass with a blue overlay, cooled, sandblasted with a geometrical pattern, re-heated and cased with colorless glass. This example dates to the 1970s. Signed with: 'Orrefors Ariel No. 481-E-3, Ingeborg Lundin'. An authentic piece of Midcentury Modern Scandinavian glass design. Good condition, inside the glass two fine hairlines caused by manufacturing - see pictures.
Ingeborg Lundin (1921-1992) was the first female Swedish artglass desginer working for Orrefors. She became known with her designs for cutted and EXPO glasses and designed also in the 'Ariel technicque', named after Shakespeare's air spirit Ariel from his last play 'The Tempest'. Simple elegance and functional simplicity are the characteristics for the iconic 'The Apple' Vase from 1955. With this design Ingeborg Lunin won the Gold Prize of the 1957 Triennale in Milano.
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Height: 8.15" (20.7 cm)
Diameter: 4.53" (11.5 cm)