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Ekenas Glasbruk, a Swedish glassworks, was founded in 1917 by R. Stahl and Hjalmar Stahl, who formally worked at Orrefors. In 1922, Sven Westberg bought the company, and was manager until he died in 1962. It was then ran by Claes Tell and his son until the company closed in 1976. Designers at the factory included John Orwar Lake and Michael Bang.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase by John-Orwar Lake - Label

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, labelled.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase - Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1462/7, signed and labelled.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1462/7, signed and labelled.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Bowl by John-Orwar Lake - Label

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, labelled.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Bowl Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass bowl with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1333/7, signed and labelled.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Candlesticks John-Orwar Lake

A pair of blue and green Swedish cased glass candlestick holders with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1244/7, signed.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Bowl - Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass bowl with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1381/7, signed.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase - John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, unmarked.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, unmarked.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1462/17, signed and labelled.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1462/17, signed.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1453/17, signed and labelled.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1369/17, signed and labelled.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Bowl Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass bowl with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1381/17, signed.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Trinket Dish John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass lidded dish with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, unmarked.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Bowl Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass dish with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1462/17, signed.

Ekenas Blue + Green Glass Vase Signed John-Orwar Lake

A blue and green Swedish cased glass vase with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1762/225 17, signed and labelled.

Ekenas Pink Glass Candlestick Signed John-Orwar Lake

A pink and purple Swedish glass candlestick holder with bubble effect. Made by Ekenas, designed by John-Orwar Lake, pattern number L 1204, signed.

Ekenas Swedish Blue Glass Candlestick Holder - Labelled

A blue Swedish glass candlestick holder. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish Green Glass Cocktail Carafe - Labelled

An olive green Swedish glass cocktail carafe / jug with swizzle stick. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish Orange Glass Zodiac 'Scorpio' Suncatcher

An orange Swedish glass suncatcher with "Scorpio" zodiac star sign design. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish Purple Glass Zodiac 'Sagittarius' Suncatcher

A purple Swedish glass suncatcher with "Sagittarius" zodiac star sign design. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

SIGNED Ekenas Orange Vintage Glass 'Capricorn' Suncatcher

An orange Swedish glass suncatcher with "Capricorn" zodiac star sign design. Made by Ekenas, signed.

Ekenas Swedish Blue Glass Zodiac 'Libra' Suncatcher - Label

A blue Swedish glass suncatcher with "Libra" zodiac star sign design. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Orange Vintage Glass 'Virgo' Zodiac Suncatcher

An orange Swedish glass suncatcher with "Virgo" zodiac star sign design. Made by Ekenas.

LABELLED Ekenas Orange Vintage Glass 'Leo' Suncatcher

An orange Swedish glass suncatcher with "Leo" zodiac star sign design. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish Glass Elephant Paperweight - Signed

A black, white and clear Swedish cased glass elephant sculpture. Made by Ekenas, signed.

Ekenas Swedish Olive Glass Bear Paperweight - Labelled

An olive green Swedish glass bear sculpture. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Glasbruk Swedish Blue Cased Glass Vase - Labelled

A blue and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish/Scandinavian Lilac Cased Glass Vase

A purple and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Ekenas.

Ekenas 1960's Swedish Retro Cased Glass Vase - Labelled

A pink and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Glasbruk Swedish Blue Cased Glass Vase - Labelled

A blue and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish/Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass Vase/Label

A blue and white Swedish cased glass vase / jug. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish/Scandinavian Blue Glass Stem Vase/Label

A blue Swedish glass stem vase with encased bubbles in the base. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish/Scandinavian Amber Glass Stem Vase/Label

An amber Swedish glass stem vase with encased bubbles in the base. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish/Scandinavian Blue Glass Vase Labelled

A blue Swedish glass cylinder vase. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish/Scandinavian Red Cased Glass Vase/Label

A ruby red and clear Swedish cased glass stem vase. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish/Scandinavian Amber Glass Schnapps Bottle

A blue Swedish glass schnapps bottle. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Ekenas Swedish/Scandinavian Amber Glass Schnapps Bottle

An amber Swedish glass schnapps bottle. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

LABELLED Ekenas Swedish Blue Retro Cased Glass Vase

A blue and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Ekenas, labelled.

Pair of Ekenas Swedish/Scandinavian Glass Candlesticks

A pair of Swedish clear glass candlesticks. Made by Ekenas, labelled.


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References

For more information on Ekenas glass, check out the following resources:

Books


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


Scandinavian Glass 1930-2000: Fire and Sea | ISBN 978-0764324499


20th Century Factory Glass | ISBN 978-1857322675

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