1 of 7 images

Vintage Crystal Bowl by Orrefors, Sweden


This heavy and stunning crystal oval bowl or center piece is sure to make a statement in a traditional, contemporary or modern room! Original sticker label on side.


  • Creator
    Orrefors (Manufacturer)
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1980
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent. A few minor superficial surface scratches..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 6 in. x W 10 in. x D 6 in.

    H 15.24 cm x W 25.4 cm x D 15.24 cm

  • Seller location
    Toronto, CA
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Orrefors (Manufacturer)

The Swedish design philosophy of “beautiful things for everyday life” is actualized in the glassware of Orrefors. Founded in 1898, this glass manufacturer was one of the leading companies in the Scandinavian Modernism movement and is revered by collectors for the fine craftsmanship and innovation of its superlative art glass.

     Orrefors began making art glass — works that, distinct from mass-production pieces, are made in small numbers to showcase the skills and talents of artists and artisans — in 1913. Two of the first artists hired by the firm were Simon Gate and Edward Hald, who worked initially in the organic Art Nouveau style, and later proved adept with the geometric imagery of the Art Deco period. Hald and Gate worked closely with glassblowers to refine traditional glassmaking methods, creating new materials such as "graal" glass. In the graal technique a design made with colored glass is encased in layers of transparent glass, preserving the image while the overall glass form is worked and shaped. Orrefors won an international following when it presented such pieces in Paris in 1925 at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes — the design fair whose name gave rise to the term Art Deco.

     In the years following that success, Orrefors attracted more dynamic and experimental artists such as Vicke Lindstrand and Edvin Ohrström, who joined the company in the 1930’s. Lindstrand and Ohstrom worked with glassblowers to create the "ariel" glass technique, an innovation that produces deeper, richer imagery that seems to morph and flow as light is refracted by the glass.

     As you will see from the items offered on these pages, there is a special aesthetic quality to Orrefors glass. Whether a vase or a set of wine goblets, the work of this premier Swedish company represents the apex of functional artistry.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in Toronto, CA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Silver Plated Serving Piece or Crumb Catcher by...
Lino Sabattini
Italian Sheffield and Silverplate
Silver Plate
This exquisite "spatula" has a sculptural quality that makes me want to "set" it in a piece of acrylic or marble and display it! Great for the collector or those who want something ...
You May Also Like
Earth Tone Blown Glass Bowl, Home Decor by Desi...
Siemon & Salazar
American Decorative Bowls
Glass, Blown Glass
These striking pieces draw inspiration from the rich hues and undulating topography of Southern California. Alternating layers of opaque and transparent colors are applied to clear g...
Eugeneo bowl by Barovier
Italian Glass
Art Glass
"Eugeneo" bowl. by Barovier. I've never seen this color in this form. Great condition, unsigned.
Hairy Wild Man from Botany Bay Bowl Grey by Tre...
Trent Jansen
Australian Decorative Bowls
Aluminum, Leather, Sheepskin
Broached monsters by Trent Jansen The vast majority of mainstream Australian mythology commonly used as a foundation for Australian identity is culturally exclusive. Both Indigenou...
Late Victorian Gilded Loetz Malachit Bowl
Loetz Glass
Czech Glass
Art Glass
Super Loetz gilded and turned in open bowl in the Malachit finish. One of the marbled series of patterns Malachit is designed to look like Malachite stone with streaks of light and d...
Hairy Wild Man from Botany Bay Bowl White by Tr...
Trent Jansen
Australian Decorative Bowls
Aluminum, Leather, Sheepskin
Broached Monsters by Trent Jansen The vast majority of mainstream Australian mythology commonly used as a foundation for Australian identity is culturally exclusive. Both Indigenou...
Italian Cenedese Sommerso Geode Art Glass Bowl
Italian Decorative Bowls
Beautiful flat cut and polished geode bowl by Cenedese. The heavy bowl is formed from uranium glass which gives it a wonderful luminescent quality. Please contact for location.
Contemporary Ceramic Star Bowl No. 188 by Yumik...
Yumiko Kuga
American Ceramics
Contemporary ceramic artist Yumiko Kuga's glazed stoneware star bowl no. 188 is part of her Crackle series. All of the pieces in this series are hand-built and 100% handmade so they ...
Murano Deep Red Silver Flecks Vintage Italian A...
Arte Vetraria Muranese
Italian Decorative Bowls
Glass, Art Glass, Murano Glass, Silver Leaf, Blown Glass
Beautiful Murano handblown red and silver flecks Italian art glass biomorphic bowl. The piece is cased over with clear glass, and pulled from underneath to create the shape. It has v...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries