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Glass, Room 131

Tulip glass

Vase
1957 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Vase, Sweden, Småland, designed by Nils Landberg, for Orrefors glassworks, 1957

Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • Tulip glass
  • Tulpanglas (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Cased coloured glass
Brief description
Vase, Sweden, Småland, designed by Nils Landberg, for Orrefors glassworks, 1957
Dimensions
  • Height: 41.3cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
'Orrefors Expo NU 312-57' incised (Makers's mark)
Gallery label
Nils Landberg (b.1907) trained at the School of Arts & Crafts in Gothenburg then at Orrefors engraving school and abroad before joining the glassworks as a designer in 1927. He retired in 1972. The Tulpanglas series are regarded as one of the classic Orrefors shapes. The series included designs in varying proportions and colours which were in production until 1981.
Bibliographic reference
Opie,J: Scandinavia; ceramics & glass in the 20thC
Other number
9616 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession number
C.170-1987

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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