Orrefors Glass Identification Guide + Gallery

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Orrefors was founded in Sweden in 1898 by Johnan August Samuelson. In 1913 it was bought by Johan Eckman, and ran by Albert Ahlin. Orrefors was bought by Henning Beyer in 1946, and was run by his family until 1971. Orrefors bought out many of its rival glass companies, including Alsterfors, Flygsfors, Strombergshyttan, Gullaskruf, and Kosta Boda. Glass designers who have worked at Orrefors over the years include Sven Palmqvist, Nils Landberg, Vicke Lindstrand, Ingeborg Lundin, and Gunnar Cyren. Orrefors became Orrefors Kosta Boda in 1990, and joined The Royal Scandinavia Group in 1997.

Sources: 20th Century Factory Glass by Lesley Jackson.

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Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Brown Glass Bowl - Signed PU 3092

A Swedish brown and clear cased glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern number 3092, signed.

Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Red Glass Bowl - Signed PU 3092/1

A Swedish brown and clear cased glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern number 3092, signed.

Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Red Glass Bowl - Signed PU 3092/12

A Swedish brown and clear cased glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern number 3092, signed.

Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Red Glass Bowl - Signed PU 3092/13

A Swedish brown and clear cased glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern number 3092, signed.

Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Glass Bowl - Signed PU 3272

A Swedish orangey red glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern number 3272, signed.

SIGNED Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Opalescent Glass Bowl #3090

A Swedish opalescent clear glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern number 3090, signed.

Orrefors Edvin Öhrström Signed Blue Glass Vase - #1688

A Swedish pale aqua blue glass vase. Made by Orrefors, designed by Edvin Öhrström, pattern number 1688A, signed.

Orrefors 1950s Scandinavian Glass Polaris Bowl - Signed

A Swedish clear glass bowl / shtray. Made by Orrefors, pattern name "Polaris", signed.

Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Blue Glass Fuga Bowl - Marked

A Swedish blue glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern name "Fuga", marked.

MARKED Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Miniature Red Glass Fuga Bowl

A Swedish red glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern name "Fuga", marked.

MARKED Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Green Glass Fuga Bowl

A Swedish green glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern name "Fuga", marked.

Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Blue Glass Fuga Bowl - Marked

A Swedish blue glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern name "Fuga", marked.

Orrefors Blue Glass 'Eternell' Candle Holder by Owe Elvén

A Swedish blue cased glass candle holder / votive. Made by Orrefors, designed by Owe Elvén, pattern name "Eternell", labelled.

3 x Orrefors Owe Elvén Glass 'Eternell' Candlesticks

A set of three Swedish white cased glass candle holders / votives. Made by Orrefors, designed by Owe Elvén, pattern name "Eternell", labelled.

Orrefors Blue Glass 'Eternell' Candle Holders by Owe Elvén

A set of three Swedish blue cased glass candle holders / votives. Made by Orrefors, designed by Owe Elvén, pattern name "Eternell".

Pair Orrefors Owe Elvén Glass 'Eternell' Candlesticks

A pair of Swedish orange cased glass candle holders / votives. Made by Orrefors, designed by Owe Elvén, pattern name "Eternell", labelled.

Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Smokey Glass Rhapsody Decanter

A Swedish smokey grey glass decanter / bottle. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern name "Rhapsody".

Orrefors Glass 'Louise' Bowl by Erika Lagerbielke - Label

A Swedish blue and green glass footed bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Erika Lagerbielke, pattern name "Louise", labelled and marked.

Orrefors Glass Lena Bergstrom Pastillo Bowl - Label + Box

A Swedish white glass bowl. Made by Orrefors, designed by Lena Bergstrom, pattern name "Pastillo", labelled, marked and boxed.

Orrefors Swedish Smokey Amber Glass Bowl - Labelled

A Swedish amber glass ashtray bowl. Made by Orrefors, labelled.

Orrefors Set of 6 Swedish Smokey Glass Tumblers - Labelled

A set of six Swedish smokey grey glass tumblers. Made by Orrefors, labelled.

Orrefors Swedish Smokey Glass Vase - Labelled

A Swedish smokey grey glass vase. Made by Orrefors, labelled.

Orrefors Swedish Glass 'Nimbus' Candle Holder/Votive

A Swedish clear glass candle holder. Made by Orrefors, designed by Berit Johansson, pattern name "Nimbus", labelled and marked.

Orrefors Sven Palmqvist Glass Vase - Signed PU 3497

A Swedish clear glass vase. Made by Orrefors, designed by Sven Palmqvist, pattern number 3497, signed.

Orrefors Nils Landberg Glass Bowl - Signed + Labelled

A Swedish clear glass pin dish. Made by Orrefors, designed by Nils Landberg, pattern number N3024, signed and labelled.

Orrefors 1950 Glass Perfume/Scent Bottle Signed + Label

A Swedish clear glass perfume / scent bottle. Made by Orrefors, signed and labelled.


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References

For more information on Orrefors 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.orrefors.se
www.bergdala-glastekniska-museum.se - Several original Swedish glass catalogues, including Orrefors.