Posted 8 years ago
This experiment vase from 1938 is a collaboration between my grandfather, masterblower Knut Bergqvist and designer Gerda Stromberg. It is signed "Strombergshyttan 1938" and is a unique piece. The color is a green-yellow nuance. In the 1930s they tested upp melts in other colors than the typical blue-tinted crystal. In the oldest directories I've found five different crystal colors from Strombergshyttan.
Size: 7 1/4" high, 6" wide on top.
I got the vase from my father. He told us during his lifetime that it existed in only this unique piece. It was a glass produced during experiments with shapes and bubbles in the glass. It has a V-formed inner bottom and bubbles in 4 rows. The edge is driven. As I understand, it is not so easy to blow and drive a vase to this form, with a full V-shaped and pointed inner bottom and a more straight and slightly curved outer shape.