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Fluted Olive Green Vase

Orrefors Glasbruk

Artwork Details

Fluted Olive Green Vase
circa 1940
Orrefors Glasbruk
7 1/2 x 7 11/16 in. (19 x 19.4 cm)
Bequest of Jean Paul Slusser

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Subject Matter:

In the early 20th century the refined opulence of glasswork, typified by Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Arts and Crafts movement, gradually gave way to a more modernist aesthetic that emphasized cleaner lines and plain undecorated surfaces. Glassmakers working in this modernist vein began to reject superfluous surface ornament and focused instead on the total integration of form and design. Orrefors Glasbruk, a Swedish glass manufacturer, was influenced by the Art Nouveau inspired works of Émile Gallé before developing their characteristic clean lines of brilliant crystal bringing to mind frozen liquid. These works illustrate the measured shift by modernist reformers to design along industrial principles that achieved beauty through form in its purest state rather than by means of applied ornament.

Physical Description:

Inverted cone-shaped vessel with fluted sides made of transparent olive-green glass

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