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    Posted 3 years ago

    jensilverm…
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    Orrefors Nils Landberg Expo 3786, engraving by Arthur Roos, 1964

    The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed, the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue. Today Vasa is the world's best preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.

    My glass buddy, Laurence Chapman spotted this amazing piece at the Peterborough Antique Fair in May, 2021. Knowing that this is my thing, he went above and beyond getting me in touch with the seller. Within the week, the vase was here with me in the States.

    Now I'm working on getting it back to Sweden! If the Vasa Museet wants it, and has the space and funds to display it, I will donate it to them. My family visited the Vasa Museet in 2008 - it really is spectacular!

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Fabulous !!.!.!!
    2. inky inky, 3 years ago
      Lovely!..
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous Orrefors vase, what impressive artwork - love the creative idea of Neptune & the mermaid helping the ship under the sea. I'm sure the Swedish museum would love this, admire your good intention
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Really skilled etching.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      It’s a fabulous piece Jen and I love the history of it. Very special.
      Your usual great photos too.
      So good of you to get it back to Sweden.
    6. jensilvermath jensilvermath, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love and appreciation of this extraordinary work of art. I am very happy to share it with all of you.

      Note that the design is engraved, not etched. Although those words are sometimes interchanged, they are vastly different processes. Etching is done by removing a thin layer of glass with chemicals and stencils, while engraving is done by removing varying depths of glass by abrasion, using copper or stone wheels. It is a highly skilled art.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Engraved, engraved, engraved ! OK ? Love it !! LOL !

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