18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor Level 2, NGV International
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.