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Nobel Service

1990 - 1991 (made)
Place of origin

Glass tumbler, mould blown, of cylindrical shape.

Object details

Object type
  • Nobel Service
  • Nobel Service (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
glass, mould blown
Brief description
Tumbler, Sweden, Småland (Orrefors), designed by Gunnar Cyrén, for Orrefors glassworks, 1990-1992.
Physical description
Glass tumbler, mould blown, of cylindrical shape.
  • Height: 7.8cm
  • Greatest width width: 6.6cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • (1) 'Orrefors' acid-stamped; (2) 'Orrefors Sweden' with a blackcock, printed label in grey and white (Makers's mark)
  • 'Orrefors' acid-stamped (Makers's mark)
  • 'Orrefors Sweden' with a blackcock, printed label in grey and white
Gallery label
Designed for the banquet held to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Nobel Foundation on 10 December 1991. In commercial production from 1992. Ceramics, table linen and cutlery are also in the Museum's collections
Bibliographic reference
Copenhagen, The Danish Museum of Decorative Art: Scandinavian Journal of Design, vol. 2, 1992, p.100 and company brochures.
Other number
0179 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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