Elme Glasbruk Glass Identification Guide + Gallery

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Elme Glasbruk was founded in Sweden in 1917, bur went bankrupt in 1921. However it reopened in 1923, and was taken over by Sten Kjellgren in 1925. The painter Edvin Ollers, who previously worked for Kosta, came to work for Elme Glasbruk from 1926 to 1930. the company changed hands several more times, and was run by the Borgarp family from 1962 until its closure in 1970. Designers at that time included Carl Olov Borgarp and his wife, as well as Kjeld Jordan, John Hall, Charlotte Rude and Hjordis Olsson.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Elme Vintage Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Peacock Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Retro Scandinavian Orange & Yellow Vintage Glass Peacock Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970's Scandinavian Orange Retro Glass Peacock Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970's Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Peacock Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970s Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Peacock Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970s Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Peacock Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970's Scandinavian Orange Vintage Glass Peacock Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970's Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Peacock Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Retro Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Peacock Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has generic "Made in Sweden" label.

Elme 1970's Swedish/Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Vase - Labelled

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk, labelled.

Elme 1970's Swedish/Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has generic "Made in Sweden" label.

Large Elme Swedish Orange Cased Glass 'Peacock' Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with "peacock" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has generic "Made in Sweden" label.

Elme Scandinavian Brown Glass 'Sandstorm' Vase Labelled

A cream and brown Swedish glass vase with "Sandstorm" pattern. Made by Elme Glasbruk, labelled.

Elme Vintage Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Striped Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with vertical lines. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Vintage Scandinavian Yellow Cased Glass Striped Vase

An orange, yellow and white Swedish cased glass vase with vertical lines. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970s Scandinavian Green Cased Glass 'Melon-Form' Vase

A green and white Swedish cased glass "melon form" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970s Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass 'Melon-Form' Vase

A turquoise and white Swedish cased glass "melon form" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has generic "Made in Sweden" label.

Elme 1970s Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass 'Melon-Form' Vase

A blue and white Swedish cased glass "melon form" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970s Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass 'Melon-Form' Vase

A blue and white Swedish cased glass "melon form" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970's Scandinavian Green Glass 'Melon-Form' Vase

A green Swedish glass "melon form" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Scandinavian Blue Uncased Glass 'Melon-Form' Vase

A blue Swedish glass "melon form" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Vintage Scandinavian Dark Red Glass 'Melon-Form' Vase

A dark red Swedish glass "melon form" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has generic "Made in Sweden" label.

Elme 1970's Scandinavian Purple Glass Melon Form Vase

A dark purple Swedish glass "melon form" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Scandinavian Green Cased Glass Vase by Gunnar Ander

A green and white Swedish cased glass "dimpled" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass Vase by Gunnar Ander

A turquoise and white Swedish cased glass "dimpled" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass Vase by Gunnar Ander

A blue and white Swedish cased glass "dimpled" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Scandinavian Red Glass 'Dimpled' Vase by Gunnar Ander

A red Swedish glass "dimpled" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 70s Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass 'Flattened' Vase

A blue and white Swedish cased glass "flattened" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 70s Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass 'Flattened' Vase

A turquoise and white Swedish cased glass "flattened" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 70s Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass 'Flattened' Vase

A blue and white Swedish cased glass "flattened" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has Hans Geismar import label.

Elme Vintage Scandinavian Cherry Red Glass 'Flattened' Vase

A red Swedish glass "flattened" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970's Swedish/Scandinavian Red Glass Vase - Label

A red Swedish glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has original "Elme" factory label and generic "Made in Sweden" label.

Elme Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass 'Three Sided' Vase

A turquoise and white Swedish cased glass "three sided" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme Scandinavian Amber Glass 'Three Sided' Vase - Label

An amber Swedish glass "three sided" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has generic "Made in Sweden" label.

Elme Scandinavian Ruby Red Glass 'Three Sided' Vase

A red Swedish glass "three sided" vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk.

Elme 1970s Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass Vase - Label

A blue and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has generic "Made in Sweden" label.

Elme 1970's Swedish/Scandinavian Blue Cased Glass Vase

A turquoise and white Swedish cased glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Similar to a design by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf.

Elme Vintage Swedish/Scandinavian Amber Glass Vase

An amber Swedish glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Similar to a design by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf.

Elme Swedish/Scandinavian Red Uncased Glass Vase - Label

A red Swedish glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk, with original factory label. Similar to a design by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf.

Elme Swedish/Scandinavian Blue Uncased Glass Vase

A blue Swedish glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Similar to a design by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf.

Elme Swedish / Scandinavian Green Uncased Glass Vase

A green Swedish glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Similar to a design by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf.

Elme Swedish/Scandinavian Dark Blue Uncased Glass Vase

A dark blue Swedish glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Similar to a design by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf.

Elme Vintage Swedish/Scandinavian Black Glass Vase

A black Swedish glass vase. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Similar to a design by Arthur Percy for Gullaskruf.

Elme Scandinavian Red Glass Optical Vase - Labelled

A red Swedish glass vase or candle holder. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has original "Elme" factory label and generic "Made in Sweden" label.

Elme 1970s Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Stripey Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with diaginal lines. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has Hans Geismar import label.

Elme 1970s Scandinavian Orange Cased Glass Striped Vase

An orange and white Swedish cased glass vase with diaginal lines. Made by Elme Glasbruk. Has Hans Geismar import label.


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References

For more information on Elme 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

Websites

www.bergdala-glastekniska-museum.se - Several original Swedish glass catalogues, including Elme.