Category Glass
Sub category Blown Glass
Artist / Designer Eric Höglund
Manufacturer Boda Glasbruk
Material Glass
Place of origin Småland, Sweden
Date ca 1962

Bowl raised on spreading pedestal foot in red glass decorated with small random bubble inclusions.

Height 19cm x Diameter 18cm

Script engraved ‘H852’

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Hoglund was the chief designer at Boda Glasbruk from 1953 until 1986. Early experiments, which included throwing potato peelings into the furnace, led to his gaining a reputation as the wild man of Swedish glass design. Here the decoration is achieved through the inclusion of densely packed air bubbles in the glass which enhances the object’s form. Launched in 1953 in brown glass, this range was in startling contrast to contemporary Swedish glass designs. Despite this, it was a commercial success and remained in production until the mid 1960s with other colours being added to the range.