Posted 9 years 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into the 1980's when a principal decision was made at Orrefors to discontinue manufacturing of art glass from artists no longer active within the firm, also as a means to maintain the value of the early pieces in respect of the artists and collectors.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. "
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).
The signature on this vase is: