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Vase and stand - Fireworks bowl; Fyrverkeriskålen
  • Fireworks bowl
    Edward Hald, born 1883 - died 1980
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Fireworks bowl; Fyrverkeriskålen

  • Object:

    Vase and stand

  • Place of origin:

    Småland, Sweden (made)

  • Date:

    1921 (designed)
    1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Edward Hald, born 1883 - died 1980 (designer)
    Rössler, Karl (engravers (incisers))
    Orrefors (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved glass

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.52&A-1931

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, room 131, case 31, shelf 1

  • Image in copyright

This bowl was part of an exhibition of Swedish industrial art in London in 1931.The designer, Edward Hald, trained as an architect and painter. He studied for a time with the artist Henri Matisse in Paris, where he also met many other influential artists. During this period he also developed a sharp eye for fashionable taste. Hald and Simon Gate were the first of the artist-designers employed by the Swedish glassworks Orrefors to create a new line of art glass. Their designs for engraved glass were stylish, elegant, technically superb and enormously influential. The English critic Morton Shand dubbed them 'Swedish Grace'.

Place of Origin

Småland, Sweden (made)

Date

1921 (designed)
1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Edward Hald, born 1883 - died 1980 (designer)
Rössler, Karl (engravers (incisers))
Orrefors (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Engraved glass

Marks and inscriptions

'OF30 H 248 KR' incised

Dimensions

Width: 27.6 cm

Descriptive line

Vase and stand, Sweden, Småland, designed by Edward Hald, and engraved by Karl Rössler at Orrefors glassworks, 1921-1930, Circ.52-1931 .

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Opie,J: Scandinavia, ceramics & glass in the 2othC

Labels and date

Purchased with other glasses by Orrefors from the 'Exhibition of Swedish Industrial Art', Dorland House, London, 1931 which was drawn from the much larger exhibition 'Stockholmsutstållningen', Stockholm, 1930. Edward Hald (1883-1980) was educated as an architect and painter. He spent a period in Paris studying with Matisse where he also met many influential artists and this was undoubtedly formative. At the same time he also had a sharp eye for fashionable taste. With Simon Gate, he was the first of the artist-designers taken on by Orrefors (originally bottle manufacturers) to create a new line of art production. Their designs for engraved glass, stylish, elegant and technically superb, were dubbed 'Swedish Grace' by the English critic Morton Shand and was enormously influential.

Categories

Glass

Collection code

CER

Qr_O6989
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