Dating orrefors glass

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Designers, glassblowers, cutters, painters and engravers play their part in this skilled work every day, and each glass from Orrefors is a unique and sophisticated piece of craftsmanship.By the time the finished glass leaves the glassworks, no fewer than 15 different people have contributed to the production process.Timeless Scandinavian elegance, innovative design and genuine craftsmanship are the defining characteristics of Orrefors products.Orrefors regularly presents new collections of utility glassware produced in large-volume series and limited-edition art glass.The new management quickly saw that artists were needed in the business, so Simon Gate was employed in 1916 and was joined by Edward Hald a year later.That same year, Gate and Hald made their first tentative attempts at figure engraving.Vicke Lindstrand and Edvin Öhrström with the new glass technique called Ariel in the 1930s.Sven Palmqvist with Kraka and Ravenna in the 1940s.

The 1960s are associated with Gunnar Cyrén’s Pop glass, and in the 1970s, Eva Englund, Olle Alberius, Lars Hellsten and Jan Johansson as well as Cyrén worked at the glassworks.They also experimented with the new innovative graal (grail) glass technique that was developed at Orrefors by the master glassblower Knut Bergqvist.The major successes were achieved a few years later at the Gothenburg Exhibition in 1923, and in particular at the Paris Exhibition in 1925.Orrefors is a Swedish art glass company that ramped up its production in 1916.It began using numbering systems on the bottom of its pieces in 1917.

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