Vase

Vase

c. 1954

designer

Karl Edvin Öhrström

(Swedish, 1906-1994)

made at

Orrefors Glasshouse Orrefors Glasbruk

(Swedish, est. 1898)

Glass

Diameter: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.); Overall: 25.3 cm (9 15/16 in.)

Gift of Henry H. Hawley 1997.284

Location

Did you know?

The design on this vase evokes the feathers of a guinea fowl, a bird that is raised domestically in Sweden but is native to the African continent.

Description

Decorated through a variety of techniques, including engraving, acid treatment and grinding, this vase exudes an effervescent appearance. Öhrström named the technique “guinea fowl” because the cuts incised within the glass evoke the African bird’s feathers.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Medium: 
Glass

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