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Orrefors Crystal

Along with Kosta Boda, Orrefors is considered to be one of the most significant contributors to the Swedish glassmaking tradition. Originating in the rural south of Sweden, Orrefors glass has a history that spans over two hundred years.

Glassmaking was already a tradition in the region of Orrefors as early as the 18th century, with producers creating a range of relatively utilitarian glassware for the local communities. Orrefors glass grew into prominence in the early 20th century when glassmakers and artists began to collaborate on innovative art glass pieces.

It was these highly finessed and elegantly-engraved pieces that accelerated Orrefor's notoriety, particularly as they began showcasing their works at international exhibitions. Over the decades, Orrefors welcomed some of the most acclaimed Swedish designers of the day. From Nils Landberg and his Tylip Glass in the '50s to Gunnar Cyran's '60s Pop Glass, Orrefors ensured the consistent quality of their pieces combined with their unrelenting attention to contemporary trends.


Quick Facts

  • The village of Orrefors took root in 1726 when an ambitious ironsmith Lars Johan Silversparre set up shop there. Choosing the location in part for the area's waterways, Silversparre named the area Orrefors, which translates to "Orre waterfall"
  • Ingeborg Lundin was the first female designer to be hired by Orrefors, joining the team in 1947. One of her most treasured creations was the Apple line
  • The '80s witnessed the arrival of the Orrefors Gallery, a new collection of art glass pieces offered only in limited editions and designed to showcase the talents of the company's contemporary designers

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Orrefors Sweden Decorative Glass Bowl, Mingle Duo
Oct 09, 9:00 AM EDT
Orrefors Sweden Decorative Glass Bowl, Mingle Duo
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Est: $10- $1,000
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Orrefors Stemware Set
Oct 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Orrefors Stemware Set
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Orrefors Isabella Crystal Bowl Signed
Oct 15, 10:00 AM EDT
Orrefors Isabella Crystal Bowl Signed
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $40- $80
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(3 Pc) Orrefors Lars Hellsten Corona Vase Sealed In Box
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
(3 Pc) Orrefors Lars Hellsten Corona Vase Sealed In Box
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $25- $200
$251 Bid
Orrefors Fan Shaped Decanter - together with a set of 6 Stuart crystal stemmed glasses. Height 21cm
Oct 11, 7:00 PM AEDT
Orrefors Fan Shaped Decanter - together with a set of 6 Stuart crystal stemmed glasses. Height 21cm
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
Orrefors Crystal Decanter - thumb cut, with octagonal stopper, N 1623-111. 21cm high.
Oct 11, 7:00 PM AEDT
Orrefors Crystal Decanter - thumb cut, with octagonal stopper, N 1623-111. 21cm high.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
Olle Alberius Orrefors Ariel Bubble Art Glass Vase
Oct 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Olle Alberius Orrefors Ariel Bubble Art Glass Vase
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
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Orrefors Crystal Decanter - squared cut with hexagonal stopper, stamped P3864-111. Height 22cm
Oct 11, 7:00 PM AEDT
Orrefors Crystal Decanter - squared cut with hexagonal stopper, stamped P3864-111. Height 22cm
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
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{3} Orrefors & Murano Glass Vases
Oct 18, 10:00 AM EDT
{3} Orrefors & Murano Glass Vases
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $100- $200
$300 Bids
Vintage Orrefors Vase, bulbous gourd, rare form
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Vintage Orrefors Vase, bulbous gourd, rare form
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $100- $120
$800 Bids
Vintage Orrefors Art Glass Corona Pattern Large Centerpiece bowl Lars Hellsten
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Vintage Orrefors Art Glass Corona Pattern Large Centerpiece bowl Lars Hellsten
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $100- $120
$800 Bids
Pair of Sven Palmqvist Orrefors Modernist Art Glass Decanters 2508 cut panels
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Pair of Sven Palmqvist Orrefors Modernist Art Glass Decanters 2508 cut panels
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $200- $300
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Orrefors Nils Landberg Art Glass Dusk Series Sommerso 9.125” vase c 1960 smoke
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Orrefors Nils Landberg Art Glass Dusk Series Sommerso 9.125” vase c 1960 smoke
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $120- $150
$1000 Bids
Large Orrefors Stenhammar Centerpiece Oval Bowl, deep vertical cuts
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Large Orrefors Stenhammar Centerpiece Oval Bowl, deep vertical cuts
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $250- $300
$2000 Bids
Vintage Orrefors Art Glass Bowl Corona Pattern LH 4384 Lars Hellsten 9"
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Vintage Orrefors Art Glass Bowl Corona Pattern LH 4384 Lars Hellsten 9"
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $200- $250
$1500 Bids
Pair of Vintage Orrefors Art Glass Corona Pattern 4.5" bowls, by Lars Hellsten
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Pair of Vintage Orrefors Art Glass Corona Pattern 4.5" bowls, by Lars Hellsten
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $100- $120
$800 Bids
2pc Orrefors Wine Glasses Goblets, Merlot Pattern 7.5", Plain bowl, pulled stem.
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
2pc Orrefors Wine Glasses Goblets, Merlot Pattern 7.5", Plain bowl, pulled stem.
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $80- $100
$600 Bids
Orrefors Prelude Crystal 8pc Claret Wine Goblet
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Orrefors Prelude Crystal 8pc Claret Wine Goblet
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$10 Bids
12 Orrefors Prelude Clear 12pc Water Glass Goblets
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
12 Orrefors Prelude Clear 12pc Water Glass Goblets
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$10 Bids
Orrefors Prelude 8pc Champagne Sherbet LOT
Oct 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Orrefors Prelude 8pc Champagne Sherbet LOT
by MiddleManBrokers
Est: $1- $1,000
$10 Bids
Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors Blue Ariel Vase
Oct 12, 5:00 PM EDT
Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors Blue Ariel Vase
by Abington Auction Gallery
Est: $700- $900
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Oct 08, 1:00 PM EDT
A Swedish Orrefors Bowl
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