Posted 11 months ago
I wish I could offer a better picture of this vase. After all it's a real icon of glass design and it deserves being shown in its full splendour ;)
As we can read at the decopedia "Ingeborg Lundin's "Äpplet" (the Apple) is one of the biggest icons of Swedish 1950's glass art. It was available in a crystal clear and a light green version, where the colourful green layer is covered by a crystal clear layer. It was manufactured as long as into the 1980's when a principal decision was made at Orrefors to discontinue manufacturing of art glass from artists no longer active within the firm, also as a means to maintain the value of the early pieces in respect of the artists and collectors. Sizes vary from 30 up to 50 cm in diameter. Ingeborg Lundin also designed a "relative" to the Apple - the Melon, which had a similar but flatter look and was made in other colours. Prices of the Apple vary depending on size and manufacturing year, but never come under 4-digit EUR-numbers. "
I seem to recall it's signed "Orrefors EXPO 62 Ingeborg Lundin"... I should have taken a picture of it but I hardly even dared to handle it to take this picture (as it happens with the rest of his Lundin stuff).
Carlos bought it at a very exclusive and expensive shop in Valencia that was running out of business for the amazing ammount of... 60 euros! (although that was long before the Euro existed).