A stunning full lead crystal bowl, by Skruf, Sweden. Circa 1960s-1970s - typical of the age/era with its icy or bark textured outers. Very much in a Tapio Wirkkala style, this is likely to be a Bengt Edenfalk or Lars Hellsten design. It's unsigned as far as I can see. Heavy moulded crystal with slightly tapering in sides, undulating rim, and rounded rippled base. 9.5cm high x 15cm wide max. Weighs a chunky 885g. Excellent condition. A high quality vintage clear glass bowl, ideal for grapes and crisps, or for a pillar candle at Christmas. A retro Scandinavian design - perfect gift idea, and a hard to find item. Info: 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.
Vintage Skruf art glass bowl. Retro 1960s/1970s ice textured dish. Scandinavian
- Sweden, 1970s, lead crystal, Thalatta, 1960s, Bengt Edenfalk, Lars Hellsten, Kosta, iittala, Tapio Wirkkala, bark textured, ice, Royal Krona