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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 - Likely by Åseda
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This vase is unsigned but I have seen a nearly identical one that had an Aseda paper label. 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

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

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

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

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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