Vase with Floral Design

Object Name: 
Vase with Floral Design

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Object Name: 
Vase with Floral Design
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
98.3.49
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.3 cm, Diam: 12.0 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1915-1916
Credit Line: 
Gift in part of Dr. Gerald M. Eggert in memory of Christine Clara Weiss
Web Description: 
Glassworks in France and Bohemia (Czech Republic) were the most well-known producers of European glass in the Art Nouveau style, yet Sweden also briefly produced such glass. In 1914, a designer named Heinrich Wollmann (Bohemian, working in Sweden, 1876-1923) joined the Orrefors glassworks. With Orrefors's master glassblower Knut Bergqvist (Swedish, 1873-1953), Wollmann created overlaid and cameo cut glass vases that were derived from the work of the renowned French designer Emile Gallé (French, 1846-1904). This vase, however, is more typical of the floral designs produced by Fritz Blomqvist, a young Swedish designer who was active at Orrefors from 1915 to 1917.
Department: 
Provenance: 
AB Stockholms Auktionsverk, Source
1998-08-11
Eggert, Gerald M., Source
1998-08-11
Material: 
Inscription: 
Orrefors
Signature
Acid-etched on side between 2 flowers and near leaves near base
Orrefors / HW
Signature
Inscribed bottom of base
Primary Description: 
Colorless, translucent purple and opaque light purple glasses; blown, cased, acid-etched. Slightly ovoid shape with decoration of 4 groups of stylized flowers, stems and leaves. Border of light purple echoing shapes of flowers above and leaves below.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 41 (1999) illustrated, p. 202, #49; BIB# AI43981
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1998 (1999) illustrated, p. 14; BIB# AI95009