Fluted Olive Green VaseArtist(s)Orrefors GlasbrukObject Creation Datecirca 1940Medium & SupportglassDimensions
7 1/2 x 7 11/16 in. (19 x 19.4 cm)Credit LineBequest of Jean Paul SlusserSubject 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 glassPrimary Object Classification Decorative Arts Primary Object TypeglassCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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