Heavy crystal vase in swedish (orrefors)-style with clipper ship? etched (engraved) on one face of the vase plus seagulls

Jun 01, 2019. 03:05 UTC
Heavy crystal vase in Swedish (Orrefors)-style with Clipper Ship? etched (engraved) on one face of the vase plus seagulls
United States of America

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I don't know anything about this vase since I picked it up at an estate sale... I did not realize it was signed until I removed the price tag. It measures approximately 5.75" X 4 1/8" X 2" and weighs 2 pounds 10.1 ounces. This vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. There's probably an easy answer for people who study these things, but the signature on this vase completely stumped me. I hope you can tell me something about this vase.


Unknown...purchased at an estate sale.

$50 - $70 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 2 days
Jun 03, 06:06 UTC
By Klaus

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a rather common clear glass vase manufactured in Sweden by the Kosta factory, showing a carefully cut image of a Hanse era sailing vessel. The signature at the base most likely reads Kjellander. Lars KJELLANDER (1868-1931) was one of the leading swedish glass designers . The vase in your possession was apparently made by an expert artisan in the 1930s to 1950s after a Kjellander design. The estimate is based on similar sold at auction. There is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the item.

Virginia hopkins Jun 03, 11:37 UTC

Thanks so much for your quick and informative response! When I can't find the answer, coming to Mearto is the way I can learn more about items I have either inherited or picked up at estate sales and thrift stores. I'm so glad to have you as a resource!!! Thanks again.

Klaus Jun 03, 20:27 UTC

Thanks for the encouragement, much appreciated!
Good luck with your next purchase or better: ask before you buy,

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