Johansfors Vase Child Holding a Teddy Bear Small Swedish Engraved Crystal


This handmade vase was made in Sweden, most likely during the 1950s. It was made with the old-school hand-engraving method and is in very good condition. It has a few scratches, but they don't distract too much. The charming child is looking at the moon and is holding a teddy bear, making a very sweet scene.

The vase is about 4 inches high. I can't tell you much about the designer or engraver; pieces from this era at Johansfors only had a sticker to mark the maker. A fellow Facebook glass group member suggested that Birger Gejmark was the engraver, but I haven't been able to learn anything about him.

Johansfors Glasbruk was a Swedish glass maker founded in 1891. The current factory with glassblowing and glass furnaces was built in 1955 at the same place where it began in 1891. It was bought by Magnor Glassverk in 1997 after having had financial problems. Sadly, the factory closed in 2014.

Fun fact: my mother's paternal grandfather came from the town of Johansfors!

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