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Swedish Glass at The Best Things

Swedish Modern Glass

Sweden has been known for its fine glass objects since the 18th Century when the great Swedish glass factories like Orrefors and Kosta Boda were founded. In the 20th Century, glass was second only to ceramics as a medium of expression for the great Swedish designers that pioneered the Swedish modern design movement.

Here you will see offered glass objects from Sweden's great glass factories, with a particular emphasis on the classic designs of the 1950s. Our Scandinavian design expert, Jenny Richmond, carefully selects each piece that we offer to make sure that is a good example of its type.



Vase - Unknown Swedish Maker
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This is a great vase by an unknown Swedish maker. Very heavy, clear overlay over a blue body. 5 1/2" high and approx. 3" diameter. A very niece piece in excellent condition.
Item # AN20911185


Price: $75.00

Tall Vase, Orup, Johansfors
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This is an unusual, large vase that actually looks like a wine glass! Designed by Orup for Johansfors in the 1950's. 13" high and 4" in diameter at the widest point. Fully signed on the bottom. Excellent condition.
Item # AN20911184


Price: $65.00

Tall Vase, Orup, Johansfors
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This is a striking vase! Great shape and nice design with fine etched lines all over. 13" high and 1 3/4" in diameter at the top. Fully signed on the bottom. Some scratches on the bottom as is to be expected, otherwise very good condition. A recommended piece!
Item # AN208090303


Price: $125.00

Orange vase by P-O Ström - Alsterfors
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This is a small vase by Strom. Clear orange overlay and white on the inside. 2 3/4" high and 3" in diameter. Excellent condition. Not signed but you can still make out the remnants of an Alsterfors label on the side so there is no doubt about its origin.
Item # AN208090301


SOLD

Blue vase or bowl by P-O Ström - Alsterfors
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This is a very nice little bowl or vase by P-O Ström. Deep dark blue color on the outside and even white on the inside. Signed on the bottom P. Ström 69. It measures 3 3/4" in diameter and 2 7/8" high. Excellent condition.
Item # AN208051501


SOLD

Blue Glass Vase, Ekenäs, Sweden
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This is a vase from Ekenäs glass works. Beautiful turquoise color that gets lighter at the top. 5" high and 3 1/2" in diameter at the top. The top is slightly uneven from manufacture but it is in excellent condition. Very decorative.
Item # AN208042304


Price: $40.00

Glass Bowl by Johansfors, Sweden
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This is a great painted glass bowl by the Johansfors glass works in Sweden. A rare and unusual piece. It is not signed so I don't know who designed it, but it does have the Johansfors label. Probably from the 1950's or 60's judging by the label, yet so modern looking! 7 1/4" in diameter and 3 1/2" high. A couple of small scratches on the outside, otherwise very good condition.
Item # AN208011601


SOLD

Glass Vase, Bertil Vallien, Kosta Boda
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Very elegant vase by Vallien. Produced for Kosta Boda, probably in the early 1980's. It is clear and white and has an almost shimmery effect. 5 1/2" high and 6" wide. Fully signed on the bottom. Very good condition.
Item # AN208011505


Price: $65.00

Pair of Glasses by Gunnar Ander, Lindshammar
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This is a great pair of glasses, vases or Tea Light Holders. They were designed by Gunnar Ander for Lindshammar Glass Works in Sweden. The great thing about these is that they retain the paper labels, allowing us to identify them. Wonderful yellow color and good shape. You can use them for a lot of different things, or simply enjoy them for their looks! 3 1/2" high and 2 3/4" in diameter. Excellent condition.
Item # AN208020701


Price: $45.00

Glass vase by Vicke Lindstrand, Kosta
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This is a typical 1950's vase by Lindstrand. Great deep green color. Signed on the bottom Kosta, LH, 1456. 5" high and 2 7/8" x 1 3/4" at the top. Good condition, one minor surface scratch on the side. Some inclusions in the glass from production.
Item # AN207112108


Price: $115.00

Vase, P-O Ström - Alsterfors
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This is a great piece by P-O Ström. He is a designer that has become very popular in the last few years and his pieces really are great. Very decorative and fun. This vase is slightly more unusual with the printed design on it. It measures 4 1/2" high and 2 3/4" in diameter at the top. Fully signed on the bottom P. Ström -71. A few small scratches to the printed decor and some on the bottom, otherwise very good condition.
Item # AN208042305


Price: $65.00

Blue glass vase by Elme, Sweden
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Typical 1950's design from Elme Glassworks. Great blue color and white inside. 9 1/2" high and 4 1/4" wide. Labelled on the bottom Made in Sweden and it also has a good Elme label on the front. The neck is slightly off center but it is more noticeable in the pictures than in real life. Excellent condition.
Item # AN207112109


Price: $45.00

Glass - Bengt Edenfalk, Skruf
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This is a glass designed by Bengt Edenfalk for Skruf Glassworks. Skruf is one of the lesser known Swedish glass companies but they made some beautiful glass and Edenfalk is the most famous designer who worked there. This is a very simple little glass, but so pretty in its simple shape and it sits beautifully in your hand. The color is a bluish-grey and it measures 2 3/4" high and 2 3/4" in diameter at the top. It has a perfect label still intact. A sweet piece.
Item # SKR03117


Price: $25.00


Blue Glass Vase - Unknown Maker
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This is a very sweet little hand-made blue glass vase with a pinched border. It is not marked so it is impossible to say where in Sweden it was made. 3 1/4" high and 3 1/2" in diameter at the top. Very good condition.
Item # AN20610301


Price: $20.00


Clear Glass Vase, Palmquist - Orrefors, Sweden
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Typical 1950's shape by Sven Palmquist for Orrefors. Signed only Orrefors but there is no doubt that it is a Palmquist design. 6 1/2" high. Tiny fleabite on the bottom and some scratches. Note: the vase is CLEAR, not gray like the picture may indicate.
Item # AN20611302


Price: $45.00



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