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


1937 (made)
Place of origin

Glass vase with turned inside and cut outside.

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Glass with turned inside and cut outside
Brief description
Vase, glass, designed by Edvin Öhrström, for Orrefors Glassworks, Sweden, 1937
Physical description
Glass vase with turned inside and cut outside.
  • Height: 14.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
'ORREFORS FA 1884' (Makers's mark, incised)
Gallery label
The interior of this vase was decorated with a turn-mould, a technique developed by Öhrström. A fireclay form is inserted into a gather of hot glass and then withdrawn, in the normal way. Then decoration is made in the hot glass by incising with the turn-mould, which is similar to a metal 'comb'.
Bibliographic reference
Opie, J: 'Scandinavia: Ceramics and Glass of the 20th Century', V&A Museum (1987), cat. 469
Other number
0357 - Glass gallery number
Accession number

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Record createdDecember 13, 1997
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