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Vessel: C.2-2014

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Current Location: In storage


Vallien, Bertil




Clear glass, sandcasted with abstract floral motifs on the exterior. Cylindrical with thick walls and flat base


History note: David E. Scrase

Legal notes

Given by David Scrase in memory of Rick Mather

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 7.5 cm
Height: 11 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Åfors ⪼ Sweden

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2014-01-27) by Scrase, David E.


Third quarter of 20th Century
Circa 1960 CE - 1970 CE


Bertil Vallien is the most celebrated glass artist in Sweden, renowned for sandcasted glass, a technique he developed from industrial bronze casting. This piece dates from the start of his career. It was made at the glassworks at Åfors.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

clear Glass

Techniques used in production

Sandcasted : Clear glass, sandcasted

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Boda - Åfors V190: 110 Z [with wavy horizontal bars] B. Vallien
  • Location: On base round the outer edge
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: circle with an o-shaped loop within it at the top, a line with splayed ends like hands, a W or three upright strokes, the whole resembling a stylized man inside a circle

  • Location: On base after the factory mark and maker's name
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-2014
Primary reference Number: 197761
Entry form number: 1088
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 25 March 2014 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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