Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014

Fönster (Windows) Bowl

Fönster (Windows) Bowl

c. 1935–67


Carl Oskar Simon Gate

(Swedish, 1883–1945)


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


Did you know?

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


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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