Danae

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Object Name: 
Vase
Title: 
Danae
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
98.3.31
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.0 cm; Diam (Rim): 17.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1935
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Gerald M. Eggert in memory of Christine Clara Weiss
Web Description: 
In the 1930s, the top designers at the Orrefors Glassworks were Simon Gate (Swedish, 1883-1945), Edward Hald (Swedish, 1883-1980) and the young Viktor (Vicke) Emanuel Lindstrand (Swedish, 1904-1983). A painter, Lindstrand first designed vases with enameled decoration, gradually shifting to his signature approach to engraving, in which his subjects or decorative elements are suspended in the glass, much as if they were suspended in water. He was a prolific designer whose work exploited the uniquely fluid quality of glass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Eggert, Dr. Gerald M., Source
1998-08-09
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Orrefors Lindstrand 2582.82.132
Inscription
bottom of base
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, engraved; vase with decoration of woman with raised arms. Thick walled flaring cylindrical shape with solid circular disk foot.