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


1955 (made)
Place of origin

Vase, Sweden, designed by Edvin Öhrström, for Orrefors Glassworks, 1955

Object details

Object type
TitleAriel (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Ariel technique glass
Brief description
Vase, Sweden, designed by Edvin Öhrström, for Orrefors Glassworks, 1955
  • Height: 16.2cm
Marks and inscriptions
Incised 'ORREFORS ARIEL No 50F EDVIN ÖHSTRÖM' (Makers's mark)
Gallery label
The 'Ariel' technique was developed in the late 1930's by Edvin Öhrström with Vicke Lindstrand and the master glass-blower Gustav Bergkvist. It is based on the 'Graal' technique, but incorporates a design formed with trapped air in addition to a layer or layers of different coloured glass. This vase depicts two female busts separated by panels of lines and circles.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic reference
Opie, J: 'Scandinavia: Ceramics and Glass of the 20th Century', V&A Museum (1987), cat.
Other number
9811 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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