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FIsh-Graal

Vase
1936 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

"Fish-Graal" glass vase which was popular name for this technique. It is virtually spherical with a small cavity, or pea-green glass cased with clear glass. The design is of fish swimming amongst weeds. Graal is named after the Holy Grail.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleFIsh-Graal (series title)
Materials and techniques
The green glass was flashed with dark brown glass which was then cut away by engraving or acid-etching to leave the fish design. The whole was then cased with the final clear glass outer layer.
Brief description
Vase, of glass in green and clear, "Fish Graal" technique,designed by Edward Hald in 1936, made by Orrefors, Sweden 1952-53.
Physical description
"Fish-Graal" glass vase which was popular name for this technique. It is virtually spherical with a small cavity, or pea-green glass cased with clear glass. The design is of fish swimming amongst weeds. Graal is named after the Holy Grail.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.1cm
  • Diameter: 10.2cm
Marks and inscriptions
"Orrefors / Graal Pvr c (?) 1988 D / II / Hald" (all engraved in handwriting underneath)
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Janet Repton
Bibliographic reference
Polak, Ada "Edward Hald 1883-1980" in Journal of Decorative Arts Society, no.5, 1980.
Collection
Accession number
C.155-1997

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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