31 October 2006
Nils Landberg (Swedish, 1907-1991)
Group of Tulip vases
designed 1956, executed 1957 and 1960 by Orrefors, gently shaded blown glass
largest 18½ in. (47 cm.) high
engraved maker's and designer's marks, four dated 'expo-57', one dated '60' (underside rim) (5)
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ed. Eidelberg, Whate Modern Was: Design 1935-1965, New York, 1991, pp.226-227 (example illustrated and discussed)
The 'Tulpanglas' received a Gold Medal at the XI Milan Triennale in 1957. This sophisticated form acknowledged the elegance of post-war Scandinavian organic design, and anticipated the bold and playful nature of Swedish glassware that was to follow in the 1960s.
The engraved mark 'expo' would confirm that these examples were made for an exhibition.
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