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Scandinavian Art Glass1246 of 1395CASCADE set, Per Lütken (Holmegaard, 1970)Orrefors - Heavy twisted vase
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Posted 6 years ago


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I am always on the lookout for something different.

I came across this glass sculpture at the monthly Surry Hills market about a year ago. I had no idea about the piece except that I recognized from the signature the Swedish firm of Gullaskruf. The artists name was easily legible, but this was different for what I thought had to be Swedish glass. On the base it reads: Gullaskruf 87 Carlos R. Pebaqué.

Later the net supplied the information about a South American now working permanently in Sweden. He had had an exhibition of his work here in Sydney, Australia in 1984. This piece is later from 1987, I believe.

I knew about Arthur Percy Arthur Percy (1886-1976) an Englishman who from a young age was drawn to Sweden and became immersed in the Swedish art scene. There were the Italian Marcolin brothers who had been brought to Sweden to bring a new twist to Swedish glass in the fifties at Ronneby. But I had never heard of Carlos R. Pebaqué.

His site gives this biography:
"Carlos R. Pebaqué was born in June, 1950 in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1971 Carlos was accepted to the Art School in Montevideo. It was then he came into contact with glass and he became fascinated with this material’s possibilities. As result he started 'Tallado en Christal' that same year. After seven years work in his company, Carlos left Uruguay. Several years of living a vagabond's life went by before Carlos settled down in Orrefors. In order to 'improve himself within the world of glass', Carlos enrolled in Orrefors Glass School in 1981 and graduated in 1983 with highest honors. Carlos started 'Gullaskrufs Glasateljé in 1984 where he worked as a designer. In 1991 Carlos created a new company 'CARLOS R. PEBAQUÉ DESIGN AB', mainly occupied with artistic (designer) glass."

From one angle it has a similar shape to one of the perfume bottles of Nils Landberg that I recently found on the net: a bottle from the fifties Orrefors NU 3300/12.
H: 16.5 cm / 6.4 ins
W: 11.0 cm / 4.3 ins

He is still working in Sweden.


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks BELLIN68 and scandinavian_pieces!
    I agree Amy, the overall shape is similar to those figures he puts into his glass using the "Cara" technique.
  2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
    Thanks for posting this, Vetraio. As always, great information!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks austrohungaro & wolcott1 too!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks petey!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks nldionne!
  6. SEAN68, 4 years ago
    STUNNING Kevin!!!! wow !!!!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks SEAN & BRATJDD!
  8. SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Your very welcome Kevin!!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks RACER4FOUR!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks RADEGUNDER!
  11. inky inky, 4 years ago
    Happy New vetraio50...hope it is the best 'ever'...:-)
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks INKY, AGH 'n MOON TOO!

    All the best and great hunting in twenty fourteen!

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