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Medium
glass (graal)
Measurements
9.8 × 23.6 × 20.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Orrefors, Sweden
Accession Number
1197-D4
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
About

Together with Simon Gate, Edward Hald pioneered the graal technique at Orrefors. The technique may be described as coloured glass with decoration between the layers. One or more layers of colour are drawn over a ‘stock’ of clear glass. After cooling, the glass is worked to give the desired decoration, in this case a spiralling effect. The piece then received an outer sleeve of clear glass and was reheated and shaped into its final form.

—text from Nordic Cool: Modernist Design (Feb 2015)