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Vase, clear glass of eliptical section with pattern of deeply-cut vertical, hoizontal and diagonal lines that covers only part of the vase on each side creating varied optical effects. Marked.
- Production date
- 1959 (designed)
Diameter: 232 millimetres
Height: 300 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This vase was designed in 1959 as part of a series of vases and eight plates with similar patterns, known as 'Weaving' pattern. For another vase in the series see N.Benson, 'Glass of the '50s & '60s. A Collector's Guide', London 2002, p.37.
Ingeborg Lundin (1921-92) studied at the National College of Art, Craft and Design, Stockholm before teaching in the same city and then joining Orrefors in 1947, the youngest of the firm's third generation of artists and its first woman, remaining with the firm till 1971. Her most famous designs are the 'Hour-glass' stemware 1954, the year in which she won the Lunning prize, and her 'Apple' vase of 1955. The 'Weaving' series is among her most noted designs for domestic glassware. The simple line-cutting in a four-way, criss-crossed, or 'weaving' pattern is cleverly placed so that parts of it overlap and parts remain isolated.
For illustrations of the series in the 1960 Orrefors catalogue, see H. Ricke and L.Thor (eds) 'Swedish Glass factories, production catalogues 1915-1960', Munich 1987, p.270; see also A. Duncan, 'Orrefors Glass', Woodbridge 1995, p. 168 and 175; 'The Lunning Prize', Stockholm, Nationalmuseum 1968 pp.58-61.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016-2017: 12 November - 22 January, BM, G90a, 'Modern design and graphics: a selection of objects and prints from post-war Europe in the British Museum'
2019 4 May – 28 Jul, Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, Nordic by Nature
2019 5 Aug- 31 Oct, Old Gala House, Galashields, Nordic by Nature
2019-2020 16 Feb – 1 Feb, Thurso Art Gallery, Caithness, Nordic by Nature
2020 15 Feb – 19 Mar and 22 Jul – 20 Sep, Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Nordic by Nature
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased with the Modern Fund
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number