Glass Vase by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors. Kraka Series, Signed & Numbered 1955, Mid-Century Modern, Sweden Excellent Vintage Condition H 21.5cm. Etched on the underside of this vase is Orrefors (maker) Kraka (series) n.
349 (design), Sven Palmqvist (designer) Featuring handblown clear crystal that encases an underlay of gold and blue tones in a lattice pattern with internal bubbles. Overall excellent impression with a very minor visible manufacturing blue glass mark from the glassmaking process. This stunning original Modernist vase was designed by the renowned Swedish glass artist Sven Palmqvist using his Kraka technique, which he developed with Orrefors in 1944.
Here, the illusion of a net appears suspended within the glass. The unique effect is created by the use of a copper wire mesh that traps air bubbles when an outer clear encasing of glass is applied all by hand.
Interestingly, the name of the technique was inspired by an old Nordic legend, in which the beautiful Viking princess Kraka is summoned by King Ragnar. He requested that she meet him neither dressed nor undressed so she chose to wrap herself in a fishnet, much to his delight apparently! The item "Original Mid-Century Handblown Vintage Glass Vase by Sven Palmqvist for Orrefors" is in sale since Sunday, June 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery, Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian". The seller is "nat_920" and is located in Bronte, NSW.
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