- Museum number
- Series: Pop Glass
Goblet, glass, with stem of opaque glass in bands of colours; predominantly white in colour with royal blue bands flanking a yellow band. The foot is of black opaque glass and the bowl is formed in opal clouded translucent glass.
- Production date
Diameter: 96 millimetres
Height: 163 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Similar glasses from this series are illustrated in 'Decorative Art in Modern Interiors', The Studio Yearbook, 1967/68, p. 123. For 1960s Orrefors Glass see A. Duncan, 'Orrefors Glass', Woodbridge 1995 pp.68-72. See also A. Campbell-Manning, 'Recent Acquisitions at the British Museum', The Glass Cone - Issue no.53: Summer 2000.
Each different opaque glass colour heats and cools at a different rate, making it difficult to combine them successfully. As a result the 'Pop' series was expensive to produce.
The colours of this glass are those of the Swedish flag - blue and yellow - which made it a popular choice, and probably explains why it was chosen for inclusion in the Montreal 'Expo 67' international exhibition held in 1967. For another glass from the 'Pop' swereis with similar colours, also inscribed with the 1967 exhibition details, see the V&A collections database, object no: C.194-1991.
In set with 1998,0101.1-2
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Named in Inscription: International Exhibition Montreal 1967
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by Mrs Rausing for the British Museum from Bukovski's auction house in Stockholm in April 1997.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number