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


1985 (made)
Place of origin

Bowl, Sweden, designed by Gunnar Cyrén, for Orrefors Glassworks, 1985-1985, C.174-1986 .

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
tinted glass, cut
Brief description
Bowl, Sweden, designed by Gunnar Cyrén, for Orrefors Glassworks, 1985-1985, C.174-1986 .
  • Greatest width width: 21.7cm
Marks and inscriptions
Incised 'ORREFORS 917372 GUNNAR CYRÉN 1. 85 UNIQUE' (Makers's mark)
Gallery label
Gunnar Cyrén is a designer of precise and classical simplicity, producing careful and detailed working drawings for both glass and silver. He has developed two series of elliptical bowls; one series of straightforward boat -shaped forms and the other of thin-walled, slightly tinted bubble-like shapes. In this bowl from the latter series, the fine cut lines define the otherwise elusive surface.
Bibliographic reference
Opie, J: 'Scandinavia: Ceramics and Glass of the 20th Century', V&A Museum (1987), cat. 532
Other number
0183 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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