Johansfors Bubble Glass Vase, Engraved Fish, Handmade in Sweden

$129.00

This cool piece is attributed to Gunnar Håkansson, the brother of Oskar Håkansson, once Johansfors Glassworks' chief executive officer. Gunnar was active at Johansfors between 1923 and 1939. After that, he went to Åfors Glassworks, where he worked until 1950.

Bubble glass was popular in the period around 1930, partly because it was difficult during the depression to create a completely clean glass mass. The blisters, which were achieved by rolling the glass pan into sawdust, masked the shortcomings and simultaneously brought an artistic element. Even the artist Edvin Ollers used this technique on Kosta glassware at about the same time.

The vase is 3" in diameter and 7.25" tall, and it weighs 2.25 pounds. It has some scratches, consistent with its age.

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