This rare vase is heavy fine crystal, hand blown and copper-wheel engraved at Orrefors. Designed by Edvin Öhrström in 1941 and produced the same year - I have never seen another like it. The deep copper-wheel engraving was done by a master craftsman, Thure Löfgren. The vase measures 9.5 inches tall and weighs 7.5 pounds, and it is fully signed and numbered on its base. The piece is in very good condition for its age, with various scratches, but no chips or cloudiness. It would be a stunning addition to your collection or to give as a gift. Style 2357 TL A7
Karl Edvin Öhrström was born in Burlov, Sweden in 1906. Having a father who worked in the railroad at Halmstad, he had himself worked as a railroad worker for a while. However, he soon decided he wanted to be an art teacher and studied at the Tekniska skolan in Stockholm. Later, he studied sculpture at the Royal University College of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Carl Milles and Nils Sjögren. For the next 25 years, Öhrström worked at Orrefors glassworks for about two months each year.
The Orrefors story began in 1726, when an ironworks and smith was built near “the beautiful river that flows into Lake Orranäs” in the Swedish countryside. It was given the name Orrefors, which means “the Orre waterfall.” (Orre is the Swedish name for the black grouse, which is the bird seen on their iconic labels.) The foundry was converted to a glassworks in 1898, as the demand for iron decreased. By the mid-1920s, Orrefors was celebrated for the quality and beauty of its glass.
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