Copper wheel engraving

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Shark Killer, 1950 (designed 1937)

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When Vicke Lindstrand arrived at Orrefors in 1928, he designed for the traditional copper-wheel engraving technique employed by Simon Gate and Edward Hald since the 1920s, but he introduced a new dynamism not seen in their work. Shark Killer was one of several variations on a theme Lindstrand developed in the 1930s that featured muscular male figures and used the surface of the glass as part of the overall design. The ingenious effect is clear--the swimmer looks across to the other side of the vase at his adversary.

Shark Killer
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Copper wheel engraving

© Vicke Lindstrand, Karl Rössler / Orrefors Glasbruk

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