Suite of Orrefors Art Deco Drinking Glasses Engraved with Clouds
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This magnificent suite of 43 Art Deco drinking glasses was produced by Orrefors glassworks, a glassworks in the Swedish village in Smaland. Orrefors manufactures high-quality crystal glassware and art glass. The range consists of crystal stemware, barware, vases, and sculptures and lighting products in crystal. The Orrefors glassworks were founded in 1898 on the site of an older iron works. Up until 1913, the company produced mainly window glass and bottles. When Consul Johan Ekman bought the factory in 1913, Orrefors started to produce drinking glasses, vases and other house-ware items. Ekman hired the brothers Eugen and Knut Bergkvist, who had worked at Kosta Boda before, as well as Fritz Blomqvist and Heinrich Wollman. Wollman originated from Bohemia, which had a long tradition in glassmaking. The first attempts at art glass making were in the style of the at the time famous French glassworks such Daum and Gallé. This set is comprised of champagne, cocktail, wine and cordial glasses with a beautifully engraved cloud design with all the glasses signed on the bottom. This gorgeous and fairly large grouping of early 20th Century bar ware would make a wonderful addition to any early 20th C. style bar or room setting.  The wine glass is the tallest and measures 7 ˝ in – 19cm in height, with a diameter of 3 ˝ in – 9 cm. Other measurements are available upon request, as well as photos.