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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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Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors Ariel Glass Vase
Jul 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors Ariel Glass Vase
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $100- $15,000
$2255 Bids
Orrefors 'Neptunus' Blue Glass Bowl (22.5cmDiameter x 13cmH)
Jul 16, 7:00 PM AEST
Orrefors 'Neptunus' Blue Glass Bowl (22.5cmDiameter x 13cmH)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD253 Bids
An Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Bowl & Dishes with Cabage Leaf Motif
Jul 17, 6:00 PM AEST
An Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Bowl & Dishes with Cabage Leaf Motif
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD403 Bids
Orrefors 'Neptunus' Blue Glass Dish (29cmDiameter)
Jul 16, 7:00 PM AEST
Orrefors 'Neptunus' Blue Glass Dish (29cmDiameter)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD202 Bids
2 x Holmegaard Glass Candle sticks made in Sweden, Orrefors Crystal Decanter ,Ultima Thule Glasses
Jul 21, 7:00 PM AEST
2 x Holmegaard Glass Candle sticks made in Sweden, Orrefors Crystal Decanter ,Ultima Thule Glasses
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
Six Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Plates with Cabage Leaf Motif
Jul 17, 6:00 PM AEST
Six Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Plates with Cabage Leaf Motif
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD80
AUD301 Bid
Three Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Bowls with Cabage Leaf Motif
Jul 17, 6:00 PM AEST
Three Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Bowls with Cabage Leaf Motif
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD201 Bid
Three Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Plates with Cabage Leaf Motif
Jul 17, 6:00 PM AEST
Three Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Plates with Cabage Leaf Motif
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD201 Bid
Three Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Dishes with Cabage Leaf Motif
Jul 17, 6:00 PM AEST
Three Orrefors, Sweden 'Eden' Serving Dishes with Cabage Leaf Motif
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD40- AUD60
AUD201 Bid
Orrefors Colorless Glass Picture Frame
Jul 18, 2:00 PM EDT
Orrefors Colorless Glass Picture Frame
by A.B.Levy’s Palm Beach
Est: $150- $200
$750 Bids
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Orrefors by Lena Bergstrom Crystal Vase, Carat Globe
Jul 14, 2:00 PM EDT
Orrefors by Lena Bergstrom Crystal Vase, Carat Globe
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $800- $2,000
$800 Bids
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Orrefors by Lena Bergstrom Crystal Carat Globe XL Vase
Jul 14, 2:00 PM EDT
Orrefors by Lena Bergstrom Crystal Carat Globe XL Vase
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $200- $800
$200 Bids
Lars Hellsten Orrefors Sweden Expo Art Glass Vase Signed
Jul 14, 10:00 AM PDT
Lars Hellsten Orrefors Sweden Expo Art Glass Vase Signed
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $500- $700
$4000 Bids
Sweden Orrefors Amorphic Black Art Glass Vase
Jul 16, 12:00 PM EDT
Sweden Orrefors Amorphic Black Art Glass Vase
by Akiba Galleries
Est: $50- $500
$250 Bids
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An Orefors cut crystal vase with flared rim, 7 3/4 x 5 x 5 in. (19.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm.)
Jul 17, 9:00 AM PDT
An Orefors cut crystal vase with flared rim, 7 3/4 x 5 x 5 in. (19.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm.)
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $80- $100
$500 Bids
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Orrefors by Nils Landberg Tulpan Vase
Jul 14, 2:00 PM EDT
Orrefors by Nils Landberg Tulpan Vase
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $800- $2,000
$800 Bids
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An oval Orefors crystal vase, 5 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (14.6 x 21.9 x 16.8 cm.)
Jul 17, 9:00 AM PDT
An oval Orefors crystal vase, 5 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (14.6 x 21.9 x 16.8 cm.)
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $80- $100
$500 Bids
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Vintage Orrefors Crystal Etched Vase
Jul 17, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage Orrefors Crystal Etched Vase
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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Orrefors by Ingegerd Raman Crystal Bowl, Pond
Jul 17, 2:00 PM EDT
Orrefors by Ingegerd Raman Crystal Bowl, Pond
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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2pc Orrefors Crystal Bowl and Etched Crystal Vase
Jul 17, 2:00 PM EDT
2pc Orrefors Crystal Bowl and Etched Crystal Vase
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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3pc Assorted Vintage Glass Vases, Orrefors + More
Jul 17, 2:00 PM EDT
3pc Assorted Vintage Glass Vases, Orrefors + More
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids

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