Johansfors Bubble Glass Vase, Engraved Fish, Handmade in Sweden


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.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Legal imprint