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The history of Gullaskruf Glasbruk begins in 1893 when construction of the factory started, in the town of Gullaskruf (now called Gullaskruv) in Sweden. Building was completed in 1895, and the original name of the factory was Willköls Glashytta (glass foundry). Production began with beer bottles, soon moving on to window glass, with the name changing to Gullaskruf Glasbruk before the end of 1895. This link shows the cover of an old price list from 1895, with the name "Gullaskruf" already in use. The company closed in 1922 due to fierce competition from overseas, and reopened in 1927 under the name Gullaskrufs Glasbruk (note the added "s") when it was bought by William Stenberg. Designers at the factory included Hugo Gehlin, Arthur Percy, Lennart Andersson and Kjell Blomberg. In Autumn of 1977, Orrefors rented Gullaskrufs Glasbruk, and bought the company in January 1978. The factory was closed by Orrefors on 30th September 1983. It was reopened briefly in 1990 until closing again in 1995.

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Gullaskruf purple Swedish cased glass vase, labelled. Gullaskruf purple Swedish cased glass vase, labelled. Gullaskruf purple Swedish cased glass vase, labelled. Gullaskruf purple Swedish cased glass vase, labelled.
Gullaskruf purple Swedish cased glass vase, labelled.

Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 235mm tall. Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 235mm tall. Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 235mm tall. Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 235mm tall.
Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 235mm tall.
Ref: Scandinavian Glass Fire and Sea p16-17.
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Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 180mm tall. Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 180mm tall. Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 180mm tall. Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 180mm tall.
Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 180mm tall.
Ref: Scandinavian Glass Fire and Sea p16-17.
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Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 320mm tall. Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 320mm tall. Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 320mm tall. Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 320mm tall.
Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 320mm tall.
Ref: Scandinavian Glass Fire and Sea p16-17.
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Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 185mm tall. Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 185mm tall. Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 185mm tall. Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 185mm tall.
Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 185mm tall.
Ref: Scandinavian Glass Fire and Sea p16-17.
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Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 145mm tall. Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 145mm tall. Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 145mm tall. Set of three Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vases, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952.
Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 145mm tall.
Ref: Scandinavian Glass Fire and Sea p16-17.
Ref: click here
Set of three Swedish smokey blue glass 'blomglas' bulb vases, most likely made by Gullaskruf and designed by Arthur Percy in 1952.
Ref: Scandinavian Glass Fire and Sea p16-17.
Ref: click here

Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass ashtray bowl, labelled. 50mm tall by 90mm diameter. Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass ashtray bowl, labelled. 50mm tall by 90mm diameter. Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass ashtray bowl, labelled. 50mm tall by 90mm diameter. Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass ashtray bowl, labelled. 50mm tall by 90mm diameter.
Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass ashtray bowl, labelled. 50mm tall by 90mm diameter.

Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass vase, labelled, 200mm tall. Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass vase, labelled, 200mm tall. Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass vase, labelled, 200mm tall. Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass vase, labelled, 200mm tall.
Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass vase, labelled, 200mm tall.

Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 80mm tall by 120mm diameter. Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 80mm tall by 120mm diameter. Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 80mm tall by 120mm diameter. Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 80mm tall by 120mm diameter.
Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 80mm tall by 120mm diameter.

Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 40mm tall by 150mm diameter. Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 40mm tall by 150mm diameter. Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 40mm tall by 150mm diameter. Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 40mm tall by 150mm diameter.
Gullaskruf 'ruby red' Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 40mm tall by 150mm diameter.

Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 90mm tall by 140mm diameter. Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 90mm tall by 140mm diameter. Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 90mm tall by 140mm diameter. Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 90mm tall by 140mm diameter.
Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 90mm tall by 140mm diameter.

Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 65mm tall by 80mm diameter. Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 65mm tall by 80mm diameter. Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 65mm tall by 80mm diameter. Set of two Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowls, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published).
Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass "Randi" bowl, designed by Lennart Andersson (not Arthur Percy as has been published). 65mm tall by 80mm diameter.

Gullaskruf clear Swedish pressed glass "Isi" ice bucket, labelled, designed by Lennart Andersson in 1959. 100mm tall by 100mm diameter. Gullaskruf clear Swedish pressed glass "Isi" ice bucket, labelled, designed by Lennart Andersson in 1959. 100mm tall by 100mm diameter. Gullaskruf clear Swedish pressed glass "Isi" ice bucket, labelled, designed by Lennart Andersson in 1959. 100mm tall by 100mm diameter. Gullaskruf clear Swedish pressed glass "Isi" ice bucket, labelled, designed by Lennart Andersson in 1959. 100mm tall by 100mm diameter.
Gullaskruf clear Swedish pressed glass "Isi" ice bucket, labelled, designed by Lennart Andersson in 1959. 100mm tall by 100mm diameter.

Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass footed bowl, labelled, designed by Kjell Blomberg. 140mm tall by 180mm diameter. Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass footed bowl, labelled, designed by Kjell Blomberg. 140mm tall by 180mm diameter. Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass footed bowl, labelled, designed by Kjell Blomberg. 140mm tall by 180mm diameter. Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass footed bowl, labelled, designed by Kjell Blomberg. 140mm tall by 180mm diameter.
Gullaskruf smokey blue Swedish glass footed bowl, labelled, designed by Kjell Blomberg. 140mm tall by 180mm diameter.

Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'Ingrid' sugar bowl + creamer, labelled, designed by William Stenberg in the 1930's, 50mm tall. Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'Ingrid' sugar bowl + creamer, labelled, designed by William Stenberg in the 1930's, 50mm tall. Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'Ingrid' sugar bowl + creamer, labelled, designed by William Stenberg in the 1930's, 50mm tall. Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'Ingrid' sugar bowl + creamer, labelled, designed by William Stenberg in the 1930's, 50mm tall.
Gullaskruf purple Swedish glass 'Ingrid' sugar bowl + creamer, labelled, designed by William Stenberg in the 1930's, 50mm tall.

Gullaskruf opalescent Swedish glass "Reffla" (grooves) vase, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952. 140mm tall by 115mm diameter. Gullaskruf opalescent Swedish glass "Reffla" (grooves) vase, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952. 140mm tall by 115mm diameter. Gullaskruf opalescent Swedish glass "Reffla" (grooves) vase, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952. 140mm tall by 115mm diameter. Gullaskruf opalescent Swedish glass "Reffla" (grooves) vase, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952. 140mm tall by 115mm diameter.
Gullaskruf opalescent Swedish glass "Reffla" (grooves) vase, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952. 140mm tall by 115mm diameter.

Gullaskruf clear Swedish pressed glass "Isi" range, designed by Lennart Andersson in 1959. Gullaskruf Swedish glass "361" range, designed by Hugo Gehlin. Gullaskruf Swedish glass "361" range, designed by Hugo Gehlin. Gullaskruf Swedish glass bottles designed by Kjell Blomberg. Designs include devils (KB 55/21), fishes (KB 55/27) and glasses (KB 55/22).
Gullaskruf clear Swedish pressed glass "Isi" range, designed by Lennart Andersson in 1959.
Image © Raoul Karlsson.
Gullaskruf Swedish glass "361" range, designed by Hugo Gehlin.
Image © Raoul Karlsson.
Gullaskruf Swedish glass "361" range, designed by Hugo Gehlin.
Image © Raoul Karlsson.
Gullaskruf Swedish glass bottles designed by Kjell Blomberg. Designs include devils (KB 55/21), fishes (KB 55/27) and glasses (KB 55/22).
Image © Raoul Karlsson.

Gullaskruf Swedish glass "Ballong" (balloon) range, designed by William Stenberg in 1933. Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 800mm tall. Gullaskruf smokey Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952. Gullaskruf Swedish blue glass jug "G 51A", wine glass "G 51C" and beer glass "G 51B", designed by Hugo Gehlin.
Gullaskruf Swedish glass "Ballong" (balloon) range, designed by William Stenberg in 1933.
Image © Raoul Karlsson.
Gullaskruf opaque white Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952, 800mm tall.
Image © Raoul Karlsson.
Gullaskruf smokey Swedish glass 'blomglas' bulb vase, labelled, designed by Arthur Percy in 1952.
Image © Raoul Karlsson.
Gullaskruf Swedish blue glass jug (G 51A), wine glass (G 51C) and beer glass (G 51B), designed by Hugo Gehlin.
Image © Raoul Karlsson.



        



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Scandinavian Glass 1930-2000: Smoke and Ice | ISBN 978-0764316531


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