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glass (graal)
9.8 × 23.6 × 20.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Orrefors, Sweden
engraved in base c.: ORREFOR'S / Sweden / S. Graal nr 360L / Edward Hald
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
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 (Feb 2015)