A stunning art glass vase, hand signed to the base 'Edenfalk Skruf ELB 2-2'. Circa 1970s, Swedish. The heavy cylinder vase has a central indented criss-cross or diamond pattern. I think the simple geometric pattern is moulded or applied rather than engraved - the pattern is quite precise with softened edges. The design by Bengt Edenfalk who worked at Skruf until 1978. The crystal is bright and clear and thick, with a thick flat rim and a solid base. Internally the vase has a rounded bottom.
21.7cm x 5.6cm (or 8.5" x 2.25"). Weighs a heavy 1kg.
Excellent condition... it looks new and contemporary! A high quality vintage vase - a touch of class and minimalism which catches the light beautifully.
Skruf was founded in 1897 by a former manager from Johansfors, Robert Celander. The company went bankrupt in 1908 and re-emerged from bankruptcy in 1910. A fire completely destroyed the glassworks in 1946, but the company managed to return to production only one year later. In 1974 Skruf joined Krona-Bruken AB who went bankrupt in 1977. Kosta Boda then bought the company but closed it in 1980. However, a group of glass blowers reopened the company in 1981. Originally, the company produced mainly simpler drinking glasses and preserve jars. From 1910 onwards, they produced an extensive line of tableware. Most pieces were designed by Magni Magnusson, until 1953, when Bengt Edenfalk joined Skruf as the chief designer. While at Skruf, Edenfalk developed the famous Thalatta technique, which is similar to the Ariel technique, but more difficult to master because the design is applied while the glass is hot. Edenfalks left Skruf in 1978 to work for Kosta. Other designers who worked at Skruf are Lars Hellsten, Ingegerd Raman and Anette Krahner.

Bengt Edenfalk, Skruf signed crystal vase. Vintage Modernist art glass cylinder

  • Sweden, retro, 1970s, Minimalist, criss-cross design, round, lead crystal, etched, indented pattern, geometric, Thalatta, Ariel, Orrefors