Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131


1932 (designed)
Place of origin

Colourless glass vase, cut.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Cut glass
Brief description
Vase, Sweden, colourless glass, cut, designed by Simon Gate, for Orrefors glassworks, 1932
Physical description
Colourless glass vase, cut.
  • Height: 19.6cm
  • Width: 15.2cm
Gallery label
This modest vase was one of a number at around 1932-35 by Simon Gate (1883-1945), employing plain flat-cutting. In Britain, such cutting is associated with early 19thC British glass. Pattern no. GA 395/4 was designed in 1932 and first appeared in the Orrefors trade catalogue of 1935.
The design first occurs in the Orrefors trade catalogue of 1935 (see reference).
Bibliographic reference
Växjö, Smålands Museum with Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum: Swedish Glass factories production catalogues 1915-1960 Orrefors etc, Munich (Prestel), 1987,p. 76, p.102. for dating of model numbers for cut glass (p. 76) and a depiction of our vase (nr. GA.395/4) in the 1935 trade catalogue (p. 102).
Other number
6398 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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