Vicke Lindstrand Modernist Red and White Stripe Sommerso Vase, 1950s

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This sleek, handblown work of iconic Scandinavian Modern art glass is by Vicke Lindstrand (b. 1904 - d. 1983). Lindstrand was a Swedish textile and ceramic designer and painter, and is considered one of the most influential 20th-century glass artists and a pioneer of glass art.

Lindstrand's prolific career included many design highlights, including his ability to excel at a technique called cased glass (known to Murano collectors as 'Sommerso'), in which a vividly coloured or patterned section of glass is surrounded by and seems to float within a clear crystal body.

This particular piece is a rare shape of the Zebra series and very much embodies Lindstrand's expertise in the Sommerso technique. It also embodies the tenets of simplicity, minimalism, and functionality influences of the Scandinavian Modern design movement. The form, size, and condition of this stunning work make it a particularly rare find.

The core of rich, gradient Merlot red around the central chamber is surrounded by visual overlapping of the white ribbons of glass. Depending on the angle, you can see the space between the white ribbons and the red core, that the white ribbons are in fact a separate layer. All of this is suspended in the thick-walled, curved, and clear crystal glass form that is characteristic of Scandinavian art glass. Such is Lindstrand's skill in creating this piece and in the beauty of the final piece became the cover feature for Martin Miller's book 'The complete guide to 20th Century Antiques'.
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  • Dimensions: Height: c. 6.3" / 16 cm (from base to rim) x c. 4.9" / 12.5 cm in width (across widest point). Depth: c. 3.9" / 10 cm. Base measurements: c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm x c. 2" / 5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 2.4 kg / 2,405 g
  • Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks, or repair. There is negligible surface wear and movement marks on the underside of the base that is commensurable with the age of the piece
  • Fabric Content: Ceramic
  • Vendor Colour Code: MULTI
  • Vendor Style Code: 1311181096
  • Andrews SKU: 6106-0032
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