Orrefors: A Century of Swedish Glassmaking
Place Published: Stockholm
Publisher: Byggförlaget Kultur
Date Published: 1998
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 40220
255pp. Quarto [33 cm] Dark red paper over boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine, and a small embossed design on the front cover. Very good. The top fore edge corners of the covers are heavily bumped, and the spine ends and bottom fore edge corners of the covers are gently bumped. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with mild rubbing and scratching. There are a handful of small closed tears along the edges and folds. The longest closed tear is 1" long.
Contributors include Dag Widman, Jan Brunius, Helmut Ricke and others. From the dust jacket- "It started with the manufacture of jam jars and ink bottles at a former ironworks in the forests of Smaland. From these beginnings, forward-looking management built a world-famous art glassworks of sweeping scope- from grand showpieces to everyday ware. To this end, they took on artists and secured the finest craftspeople. With the Paris Exposition of 1925 came international acclaim. The engraved glass in particular and utilitarian ware too captured the imagination of the world, coming to symbolise 'more beautiful everyday objects' and 'Swedish Grace.' Today, glass signed by Edward Hald and Simon Gate has a special attraction for collectors the world over."