Scandanavian


Never having been regarded a particularly notable source of classical glassware, the countries bordering the Baltic Sea embraced the growth in popularity of the Art Glass movement which mushroomed alongside the wider awaking of Scandinavian design ideas. Essentially simplistic shapes with echoes of a more traditional balance of form and function, the blues and whites of clear skies and snowfields are common themes in pieces from the region, tinged with the greens of the great coniferous forests which shroud the mountains and occasional splashes of volcanic reds and oranges.

Of all the Nordic countries, it was Sweden which was to the fore in glass production, simply because it was generally the most affluent and stable area, and there was more scope for the population to undertake and explore artistic endeavours.

The Swedes lead from the front, pioneering methods of producing blown and cased glassware, while specific manufacturers became known for carved and cut wares. Ohrstrom, Lindstrand, Ernest Gordon and Bergqvist are all eminently collectable practitioners of Sweden’s glass arts.

Embracing other aspects of design, Swedish glass artists were just as likely to be known for creativity with ceramics, textiles and paintings as they were for their vitreous endeavours alone, and the flair and renown for their production of housewares in general was to become a recognised national trait.

Elsewhere, the Finns excelled in the creation of blown glass items, particularly in the 1950’s and 60’s when they embraced pop art culture with a somewhat incongruous free spirit. Wirkkala and Sarpaneva separately developed a range including vases, candlesticks and jugs, all which bore a rugged, textural hallmark redolent of their own country’s more readily acknowledged somewhat bluff and unyielding persona, and the peculiarly Danish fancy for working with plastics was reflected by Holmegaard & Co’s production of bright, colourful blown-glass pieces that resembled the synthetic material.


 

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Signed Aimo Okkolin Vase for Riihimaki c1970

Signed Aimo Okkolin Vase for Riihimaki c1970

Signed Aimo Okkolin Vase for Riihimaki c1970

£40.00

Kjell Engman For Kosta Boda BonBon Vase Designed 1989

Kjell Engman For Kosta Boda BonBon Vase Designed 1989

Kjell Engman For Kosta Boda BonBon Vase Designed 1989

£195.00

A Scandinavian Glass Bowl  After 1930

A Scandinavian Glass Bowl After 1930

Scandinavian bowl in the style of Simon Gates or Edvard Hald Sandvick Works from c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£70.00

A Set of Three Holmegaard Blue Gulvæse By Otto Brauer c1965

A Set of Three Holmegaard Blue Gulvæse By Otto Brauer c1965

A set of three Holmegaard blue Gulv Vase by Otto Brauer from c1965. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£290.00

A Lindshammar Swedish Glass Vase

A Lindshammar Swedish Glass Vase

A Lindshammar Swedish Glass Vase

£45.00

A Large Scandinavian Controlled Bubble Charger c1960

A Large Scandinavian Controlled Bubble Charger c1960

A large Scandinavian controlled bubble charger from c1960. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£145.00

An Iittala (Nuutajarvi) Glass Bird

An Iittala (Nuutajarvi) Glass Bird

An Iittala (Nuutajarvi) Glass Bird

£150.00

An Ellis Bergh For Kosta Freeform Vase c1930

An Ellis Bergh For Kosta Freeform Vase c1930

An Ellis Bergh for Kosta freeform vasefrom c1930. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£80.00

A Vase Engraved With Geese in Flight

A Vase Engraved With Geese in Flight

A Vase Engraved With Geese in Flight

£175.00

Tall Aphrodite Bottle Vase By Bertil Vallien c1985

Tall Aphrodite Bottle Vase By Bertil Vallien c1985

We believe this to be from the Aphrodite range produced in the mid 80s. Vallien is one of the most influential Scandanavian designers of the last 50 years, in the top division with Lindstrand and Palmqvist. He started his career as a potter in the United

£275.00

Studio Glashyttan Ahus Hurricane Vase 2010

Studio Glashyttan Ahus Hurricane Vase 2010

Studio Glashyttan Ahus Hurricane Vase 2010

£35.00

Orrefors Stella Polaris Vase - Designed Vicke Lindstrand 1939

Orrefors Stella Polaris Vase - Designed Vicke Lindstrand 1939

It has been said more than once that Vicke Lindstrand is Swedish for genius. This is a very fluid design

£60.00

A Tall Hellas Vase For Holmegaard BY Per Lutken c1960

A Tall Hellas Vase For Holmegaard BY Per Lutken c1960

A tall Hellas vase for Holmegaard by Per Lutken c1960. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

Very Tall Bottle Vase By Bertil Vallien For Kosta Boda

Very Tall Bottle Vase By Bertil Vallien For Kosta Boda

Very Tall Bottle Vase By Bertil Vallien For Kosta Boda

£225.00

A Leerdam Hemispherical Glass Controlled Bubble Spijkerbol  'Nail Ball' Paperweight Vase By A D Copier c1960s

A Leerdam Hemispherical Glass Controlled Bubble Spijkerbol 'Nail Ball' Paperweight Vase By A D Copier c1960s

A Leerdam Hemispherical Glass Controlled Bubble Spijkerbol "Nail Ball' Paperweight Vase By A D Copier from c1960s. Available from Scottish Antiques online store,

£70.00

A Leerdam Elongated Glass Controlled Bubble Spijkerbol 'Nail Ball' Paperweight Vase By A D Copier c1960s

A Leerdam Elongated Glass Controlled Bubble Spijkerbol 'Nail Ball' Paperweight Vase By A D Copier c1960s

A Leerdam elongated blue glass controlled bubble Spijkerbol "Nail Ball' paperweight vase By A D Copier. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£180.00

An Ellis Bergh For Kosta Glasbruk Art Deco Engraved Vase c1930

An Ellis Bergh For Kosta Glasbruk Art Deco Engraved Vase c1930

An Ellis Bergh for Kosta art deco engraved vase

£280.00

A Large Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien Rainbow Series Y8288 c1970

A Large Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien Rainbow Series Y8288 c1970

A large Kosta Boda Bertil Vallien rainbow series vase pattern Y8288

£180.00

Footed glass vase by Bertil Vallien for Boda-Åfors

Footed glass vase by Bertil Vallien for Boda-Åfors

allien joined in 1963. He has signed this piece and left his "cauldron" mark. Afors was merged with Kosta Boda in 1976. We are unable to decipher the serial or pattern number. Although this is signed Afors the name continued to be used post merg

£100.00

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