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Ingeborg Lundin's ÄPPLET, Orrefors, 1955

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    Posted 11 years ago

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    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into the 1980's when a principal decision was made at Orrefors to discontinue manufacturing of art glass from artists no longer active within the firm, also as a means to maintain the value of the early pieces in respect of the artists and collectors.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:

    Expo 32.57
    Ingeborg Lundin

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      Major item, mate! This has been on the wish list for thirty years! A wish never fulfilled! YET!
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 11 years ago
      If you are afraid to touch it, I won't go near it...just admire Carlos' good taste from afar.
    3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 11 years ago
    4. vlkma238412 vlkma238412, 11 years ago
      Always loved this so much only ever seen one , way out of my price lague at that time Can you perhaps make a photo of how you have it displayed.

    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 11 years ago
      I think I have one somewhere on my hard disk, will check it out later. This piece lives "at the other house" in Valencia, so it's hard to "satisfy your request" at the moment ;)
    6. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 11 years ago
    7. cobaltcobold cobaltcobold, 11 years ago
      Look what Christie's says about the price (of the green one):
    8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 11 years ago
      Lovely! I think ours is slightly smaller.

      Your attention everybody: please realize when I say MY/MINE it means it belongs to my own collection. When I say OUR/OURS it clearly means it belongs to his collection... LOL!!!!
    9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 11 years ago
      By the way, THANKS EVERYBODY (cobaltcobold, vlkma238412, miKKoChristmas11, BELLIN68, AmberRose, vetraio50 and Londonloetzlearner) for your Loves!!!
    10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 11 years ago
      Ok, the second photo is the only other one I had displaying the APPLET at the moment. Maybe Carlos has got a more general view at home.

      The two orange chairs are old Panton chairs and the table, although you cannt appreciate it on the picture, is a Bruno Mathson... I hope can share another picture!
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 11 years ago
      Thanks Scandi! It's such a beauty!!!
    12. designqvist designqvist, 11 years ago
      This is indeed a lovely piece of art in glass! A bit like an inverse counterpart to Nils Landbergs tulip glasses. I've never held an Äpple in my hands, is it heavy? It looks so lightweighted...
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 11 years ago
      Cannot tell you about the weight, but it wasn't much. As I explain before this one "lives" in another city and it will still be a couple of weeks before I'll see it again. The only thing I remember is I was really scared it could fell from my hands... I guess it'd due more to the shape than the weight, as I don't recall it heavy at all...
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 10 years ago
      Carlos thanks you, Bellin! Me too! :) That's how the vase is displayed: on a white table surrounded by four old Panton orange chairs.
    15. Claireadactyl, 6 years ago
      Hi there!
      I was fortunate enough to inherit the Apple Vase from my great aunt. I was unaware of its value until recently, when I did some research on the piece. The one I have is in perfect condition and I'd like to keep it that way, so I was wondering if you have any tips on keeping it clean. My concern is that, over time, dust and debris could collect inside the vase and be virtually impossible to get out because the opening is so small. Would you happen to know how to clean the inside of the vase, or if there's a good way to prevent the inside from getting dirty to begin with?
      Thank you in advance for your help, and have a happy new year!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      HAPPY NEW YEAR CLAIRE !!! ! !!!
    17. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      Hi Claire.

      It's great you inherited this beautiful design!

      Mine has always got a small piece of... yes, toilet paper covering the opening, but I was told by a restorator friend who used to works for museums that they usually put a piece of transparent plastic on the opening (some acetate, of the sort one you can get in the supermarket from a blister containing batteries, razors... you name it) and cut it slightly bigger than the hole so it won't fall inside. If you want to attch it in a semipermanent way -to avoid it from falling because of the wind for instance... I'd try how transparent silicon -a tiny bit of it applied with the edge of a tooth pin on at least two tiny spots- would work on glass. Try first on the bottom of a drinking glass for instance to confirm it can be stuck and removed easily.

      As for actual cleaning the inside... I think cotton swabs attached to a piece of wire can do... and a lot of patiente ;)

      Sorry for the late answer, but I've been out on holiday for the last two weeks.

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