Edvin Öhrström - Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Beyer family collection, Sweden

  • Literature

    Decorative Arts 1949, The Studio Year Book, London, 1949, p. 96 for a similar example
    Roberto Aloi, Esempi Di Arredamento Moderno, Di Tutto Il Mondo, vetri d'oggi, Milan, 1955, p. 97 for similar examples
    Derek Ostergard and Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds., The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918-1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry, exh. cat., The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, 1996, p. 289, fig. 137, p. 301, fig. 150, p. 304, fig. 154 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Beyer family once owned Orrefors Glassworks. In 1931 the era of Ekman-Beyer began when Johan Beyer's Grandfather, the industrialist Johan Ekman from Gothenburg, bought an area of forest and also acquired the factory.


Early 'Ariel' vase, model no. 128

Coloured glass.
21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.) high
Produced by Orreffors Glassworks, Kosta, Sweden. Underside incised with Orrefors 1942 Sweden/Ariel no. 128/E Öhrström.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £31,250

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Nordic Design

London Auction 1 October 2015