9th October 2021 9:30 GMT/BST

20th Century Design

  Lot 2059


Sven Palmqvist (1906-1984) for Orrefors Kraka Glass Vase, engraved ORREFORS Kraka No.322 Sven Palmqvist, 36cm high See illustration

In 1944 Sven developed the Kraka technique, its name derived from a character in an old Norse myth, who wrapped herself in a fishing net. Kraka consisted of a delicate Graal pattern sandblasted through a fine mesh, often with tiny bubbles captured in between the threads.

Sold for £320
Estimated at £200 - £300


. Good condition. No chips or cracks. Some minimal scratches to the underside. No scratches to note to the main body.

Auction: 20th Century Design, 9th October 2021

The sale will include 65 lots of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson furniture and furnishings from legendary chef Marco Pierre White’s hotel The Rudloe Arms in Wiltshire, as well as key pieces from some of the leading names in the Decorative Arts and 20th Century Design, such as Bernard Leach, Émile Gallé, Martin Brothers, Carlo Bugatti, Elizabeth Fritsch, and Rene Laliqué.


Thursday 7 October 10am-4pm, Friday 8 October 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am.

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