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

Flying clouds vase

Vase
1977 (designed), 1978 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Vase, Sweden, designed by Olle Alberius using the Ariel technique, for Orrefors Glassworks, 1978

Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • Flying clouds vase
  • Molnvasen (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
<i>Ariel</i> technique glass
Brief description
Vase, Sweden, designed by Olle Alberius using the Ariel technique, for Orrefors Glassworks, 1978
Dimensions
  • Height: 17.3cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
Incised 'ORREFORS ARIEL NR 233-E8 OLLE ALBERIUS' (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.
Bibliographic reference
Opie, J: 'Scandinavia: Ceramics and Glass of the 20th Century', V&A Museum (1987), cat. 514
Other number
0189 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession number
C.75-1979

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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