Green Vicke Lindstrand Ceramic Vase "638" Upsala Ekeby, 1950's
Very rare green Vicke Lindstrand ceramic vase no 638 produced by Upsala Ekeby during 1951-52.
Inscribed "EKEBY 638" and the initials "VL" at the bottom.
Height: 25 cm
Diameter: 16 cm
Small chip at the foot ring of the vase, not very obvious. See pictures.
ABOUT VICKE LINDSTRAND
Vicke Lindstrand (1904-1983) was a Swedish ceramic artist and designer who played a significant role in mid-20th-century Scandinavian design. Here is some factual information about him:
Early Career: Lindstrand began his artistic career with a focus on drawing and ceramics. He received his formal training at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm.
Work at Orrefors and Kosta Boda: Lindstrand's career progressed as he joined renowned Swedish glassworks companies, Orrefors and Kosta Boda. At Orrefors, he made notable contributions to glass design and glassblowing. His work at Kosta Boda also had a significant impact, especially in the development of glass techniques and styles.
Innovations in Glass Art: Lindstrand is known for his pioneering work with graal and ariel glass techniques. Graal involves layering and carving glass to create intricate designs, while ariel glass allows for three-dimensional effects within the glass. His designs often featured modernist and organic elements, reflecting mid-century Scandinavian design principles.
Collaborations and Influence: Lindstrand collaborated with other prominent Swedish designers, such as Edvin Ollers and Gunnar Nylund, contributing to the evolution of Swedish glass and ceramic design. He also influenced the development of unique glazes and finishes in the field.