Olle Alberius Orrefors Gallery vases in blue and yellow for Orrefors, Sweden, 1984. The blue vase is 34cm high and the yellow vase is 29.5cm. Black swirl pattern on the bases. Original Orrefors red labels intact.
The blue is marked: Orrefors 9000490 Olle Alberius Gallery 27-84
The yellow is marked: Orrefors 9000690 Olle Alberius Gallery 10-84.
Excellent condition. No damage.
The Orrefors Gallery was an annual, catalogued selection of pieces of art glass that ran during the 1980s and early 1990s. As well as reproducing some classic designs from earlier times, Orrefors used this series to commission designs, often Graal and Ariel pieces, from leading glass designers that were issued as very limited editions. They are now regarded as some of the best pieces of glass design from that period and are highly sought after by collectors.
Olle Alberius (1923-96) was a leading designer of both glass and ceramics in Sweden in the post-war years. Most of his glass designs were produced by Orrefors, including in their prestigious Orrefors Gallery series which ran annually during the 1980s and early 1990s. His work can be found in the National Museum of Art and Design in Stockholm.
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