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drinking-glass

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2000,0909.1.a-g

  • Description

    Set of seven drinking glasses, free-blown clear glass cut all over with a honeycomb pattern. The cutting continues into the faceted stems with a slightly bulging profile. The bowls blown in one piece with the stems. Most pieces with factory marks and dates.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1923 (designed)
    • 1927-1929 (produced)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 150 millimetres (a)
    • Diameter: 87 millimetres (a)
    • Height: 162 millimetres (b)
    • Diameter: 78 millimetres (b)
    • Height: 134 millimetres (c)
    • Diameter: 73 millimetres (c)
    • Height: 110 millimetres (d)
    • Diameter: 78 millimetres (d)
    • Height: 110 millimetres (d)
    • Diameter: 78 millimetres (d)
    • Height: 98 millimetres (e)
    • Diameter: 72 millimetres (e)
    • Height: 128 millimetres (f)
    • Diameter: 115 millimetres (f)
    • Height: 155 millimetres (g)
    • Diameter: 85 millimetres (g)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Content

        Engraved 'of' for Orrefors with '27', '28' or '29' for the date and 'GA' for Gate, as follows: a) of.G.A.82.27 b) of G A 82 c) G.A. 82.27 d) of.90 82 28 S.G.A e) of.51 GA 82 f) of GA.82-29 g) orrefors
  • Curator's comments

    Designed by Simon Gate (1883-1945) for Orrefors in 1923 and made between 1927 and 1929. The pattern is a modern adaptation of traditional Roman honeycomb cutting. For an illustration of the complete service with eight glasses in total and matching decanter, see E. Wettergren, Simon Gate, Edward Hald, Stockholm 1948, p. 67. The service remained in production throughout the 1930s and was included in the Orrefors catalogues of 1935 and 1939, see H. Ricke and L. Thor, Swedish Glass factories. Production Catalogues 1915-1`9650, Munich 1987, pp. 99 and 159. These illustrations show that by this date a water tumbler, two finger-bowls (with flared or incurved profile) and under dish had been added.

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  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    Exhibited in 'Recent Acquisitions' display in G 48, 2001-2002

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2000

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2000,0909.1.a-g

Set of seven drinking glasses, free-blown clear glass cut all over with a honeycomb pattern. The cutting continues into the faceted stems with a slightly bulging profile. The bowls blown in one piece with the stems. Most pieces with factory marks and dates.

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