Strömbergshyttan Blue Glass Pedestal Vase, Engraved Griffin on Crest with Trident, Made in Sweden

$59.00

This beautiful vintage vase depicts a Griffin and a star, engraved upon a shield or crest, with the tines of a trident in the background. The vase is about 5 inches tall, including the pedestal, and it weighs 1.5 pounds - a perfect size for display on a desk or shelf. It is in excellent condition, clear and sparkling.

The story of Strömbergshyttan begins in 1876, when a glassworks called Lindfors ("winding falls") opened about 50 km west of Orrefors. In 1933, Edward Strömberg, who was a former head at Orrefors, and his wife Gerda, who was a designer at Eda, leased the company and changed the name to Strömbergshyttan ("Strömberg's hut"). Edward and his son Eric devised a way to produce a glass that had a bluish-silver hue, which became characteristic for Strömbergshyttan. Eric Strömberg and his wife, Asta, bought the company in 1945, and they invested heavily to modernize it. The Strömberg family further upgraded the mill in 1960. For most of the 40+ years that the family controlled the glass mill, Gerda and Asta Strömberg designed the glass. A fire in 1973 left the glassworks in financial difficulties, and it was sold to Orrefors in 1976. Orrefors closed the Strömbergshyttan glassworks just three years later. (Adapted from Nils Bergqvist)

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