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Apple Vase, 1957

This is a vase. It was designed by Ingeborg Lundin and made by Orrefors. It is dated 1957. Its medium is blown glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The familiar form of the Apple vase expresses a softer type of modernism that became popular following World War II. The round shape exploits the clarity of the glass exceptionally well; this vase readily demonstrates the simplicity and grace for which Lundin’s designs are praised.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 37.5 × 31.8 cm (14 3/4 × 12 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of base: etched: ORREFORS / Expo 2 [or Z?] 32-57 / Ingeborg Lundin

Cite this object as

Apple Vase, 1957; Designed by Ingeborg Lundin (Swedish, 1921 - 1992); blown glass; H x diam.: 37.5 × 31.8 cm (14 3/4 × 12 1/2 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-91

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