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Constricta bowl T 257 - Gunnar Nylund Strombergshyttan early 1950s.

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GUNNAR NYLUND33 of 37Two small vases - Gunnar Nylund for Strombergshyttan.Gunnar Nylund anvil shaped candlesticks/holders for Strombergshyttan 1952-54.
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rebessin
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Constricta by Gunnar Nylund.
Strombergshyttan 1952-54.
From the catalog dated 1954: "Hurled, oval Constricta, color No. 9, 600 gr, 110x240mm, price: 40 sw.kr, T. 257"

A working drawing is preserved for the model. Nylund states there height 5cm (center) 9cm (ends), width 7.5 cm and length 24cm. While a larger model with a length of 35cm. But the catalog from 1954 has only one size (110 x 240 mm) that also corresponds quite well with my piece here (105 x 250 mm). Perhaps the model were produced in several sizes before or after 1954? The sketch must be seen as purely working material, not a drawing for production. It is quite simple done, but the final name of this bowl, Constricta, became just as Nylund stated in this drawing.

The shape is typical of its time in the beginning of the 1950s. Kedelv-Flygsfors and Lindstrand-Kosta drew similar models with upturned edges during the 1950s. Methods, formes and techniques spread between the glassworks, and they were inspired by one another without being necessary to plagiarize. Which producer/artist who was the first to use a particular shape or method is difficult to say for sure.

My Constricta has a pattern of fine powder in the bottom, perhaps unmelted glass sand or something like that?

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  1. rebessin rebessin, 1 year ago
    Thanks Bellin!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Very elegant form, rebessin. Similar to Cumulus but more constricted. I love the powder decoration too! I have a green/white Kedelv and understand what you mean about the movement of designs.
  3. rebessin rebessin, 1 year ago
    Thanks vetraio! Same powder type and technique as Cumulus.
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 1 year ago
    I would have never attributed this to Strömbergshyttan. It is amazing!

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