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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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Studio Glashyttan Ahus Hurricane Vase 2010

Studio Glashyttan Ahus Hurricane Vase 2010

Studio Glashyttan Ahus Hurricane Vase 2010

£35.00

Kjell Engman For Kosta Boda CanCan Vase c1990

Kjell Engman For Kosta Boda CanCan Vase c1990

The clear pale blue and deep orange glass foot contrasts well with the clear rim that transitions to a polychrome mottled and opaque bowl

£150.00

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

£75.00

An Early Nuutajarvi Oiva Toikka Signed " Long Tail Duck " c1980

An Early Nuutajarvi Oiva Toikka Signed " Long Tail Duck " c1980

Long Tail Duck shape with a label and signed to the front of the bird, O Toikka, Nuutajarvi

£175.00

A Holmegaard Biomorphic Bowl by Per Lutken 1957

A Holmegaard Biomorphic Bowl by Per Lutken 1957

A Holmegaard biomorphic bowl by Per Lutken from 1957. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£120.00

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

Bottle Vase By Bertil Vallien For Kosta Boda

Bottle Vase By Bertil Vallien For Kosta Boda

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

£145.00

A Holmegaard Heart Vase by Per Lutken c1960

A Holmegaard Heart Vase by Per Lutken c1960

A Holmegaard Heart vase by Per Lutken c1960. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

A Holmegaard Pearlescent Bowl c1990

A Holmegaard Pearlescent Bowl c1990

Holmegaard footed bowl from c1990. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£45.00

Charity Item Shelter Christmas Appeal. Christmas Glassware By Ahus

Charity Item Shelter Christmas Appeal. Christmas Glassware By Ahus

A christmas tree , a snowman and a couple of gnomes with red hats. These will adorn any seasonal table or windowsill. We are donating the entire proceeds of sale to the Shelter Christmas appeal. Despite us all being a little down in the mouth with "

£180.00

A Vicke Lindstrand For Kosta Seaweed Vase  c1960

A Vicke Lindstrand For Kosta Seaweed Vase c1960

A Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Seaweed vase from c1960. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£90.00

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 Elis Berg For Kosta Glasbruk Art Deco Engraved Vase c1930

An Elis Berg For Kosta Glasbruk Art Deco Engraved Vase c1930

An Elis Bergh for Kosta art deco engraved vase

£220.00

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

Kosta Boda Aura Vase Designed by Vik Lindstrand c1955

Kosta Boda Aura Vase Designed by Vik Lindstrand c1955

A very fine Kosta Boda vase designed by Vik Lindstrand c1955. For more Scandinavian art glass, including a wide range of Swedish art glass, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£95.00

An Erik Hoglund Mid Century Triangular Carafe by Boda Glass

An Erik Hoglund Mid Century Triangular Carafe by Boda Glass

An Erik Hoglund mid century carafe by Boda Glass. Available from Scottish Antiques online store

£75.00

An Erik Hoglund Orange Opal Vase for Boda Glass H1657/136

An Erik Hoglund Orange Opal Vase for Boda Glass H1657/136

An Erik Hoglund orange opal vase for Boda Glass. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£150.00

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

£140.00

An Orrefors Engraved Vase by Sven Palmqvist  c1970

An Orrefors Engraved Vase by Sven Palmqvist c1970

An Orrefors engraved vase by Sven Palmquist with cock and hen pheasants. Available from Scottish Antiques online store.

£75.00

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