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On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131

Globe

Bowl and Cover
ca. 1929-ca. 1930 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin



object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Bowl Body
  • Bowl Cover
Additional TitleGlob (manufacturer's title)
Materials and Techniques
Glass, engraved
Brief Description
'Glob' (Globe) bowl and cover, engraved glass, designed by Gerda Strömberg for Eda Glassworks, Sweden, about 1929-30
Dimensions
  • Height: 19cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'EDA 30' (Maker's mark, incised)
Gallery Label
Bowl and cover Glob (Globe), engraved Sweden, about 1929-30 designed by Gerda Strömberg, for Eda Glassworks (Circ.143 &A-1931) Intended for sweets or honey, this 'bonbon' globe was ordered by the Museum from the Exhibition of Swedish Industrial Art (see 9524). The glass is extremely thin and has been engraved overall with a very high degree of skill. Gerda Strömberg (1879-1960) was self-taught. She worked at Eda glassworks from 1927-33 where her husband was manager. In 1933 they moved to Lindfors Glasbruk, renaming it Strömbergshyttan. .(18/06/2009)
Object history
Intended for sweets or honey, this 'bonbon' globe was ordered by the Museum from the Exhibition of Swedish Industrial Art (see 9524). The glass is extremely thin and has been engraved overall with a very high degree of skill. Gerda Strömberg (1879-1960) was self-taught. She worked at Eda glassworks from 1927-33 where her husband was manager. In 1933 they moved to Lindfors Glasbruk, renaming it Strömbergshyttan.
Bibliographic Reference
Opie, J. Scandinavian Ceramics and Glass in the 20th Century. Victoria and Albert Museum, 1987. Catalogue number 448.
Other Number
9525 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.143&A-1931

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record createdJune 18, 2009
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