Fönster (Windows) Bowl

Fönster (Windows) Bowl

c. 1935-67

designer

Carl Oskar Simon Gate

(Swedish, 1883-1945)

manufacturer

Orrefors Glasshouse Orrefors Glasbruk

(Swedish, est. 1898)

Cut glass or crystal

Overall: 12.7 x 20.3 cm (5 x 8 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1965.384

Location

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The cuts on this bowl reference windows, or fönster, in Swedish.

Description

This bowl was a popular model designed by Simon Gate in the 1930s for Orrefors that remained in production well into the 1960s. The thick walls added a weight and practicality to the bowl, while deeply incised vertical lines and half-circle cuts decorating the bowl evoke traditional aesthetics with a modernist flair.

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