Jul 1, 2014





Orrefors Glasshouse Orrefors Glasbruk

(Swedish, est. 1898)

designed by

probably by Carl Oskar Simon Gate

(Swedish, 1883-1945)


Overall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

Bequest of Henry Hunt Clark 1966.512


Did you know?

The designer, Simon Gate, created this understated and unadorned bowl at a point in his career when he was best known for vases with engraved figures.


This bowl features an undulating surface with four corners on a black base, a design Simon Gate initially created to compete at the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930. The popularity of the sleek and minimalist design prompted Gate to design a variety of bowls in different sizes and widths to sell at Orrefors that same year.

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Decorative Arts
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