Skruf Lars Hellsten

Cobalt blue vase with a relief that resembles the rough bark of a tree

Description

Skruf Lars Hellsten

Cobalt blue vase with a relief that resembles the rough bark of a tree

Documentation Signed
Origin Sweden
Period 1960-1969
Styles / Movements Scandinavian Modern
Manufacturer / Brand Skruf by Lars Hellsten
Materials Art Glass
Dimensions W. 4.72 in; H. 6.69 in; D. 2.36 in;

W. 12.5 cm; H. 17.5 cm; D. 6.5 cm;

Condition Excellent condition – barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Description Well-known guitar-shaped vase in cobalt blue with a relief that resembles the rough bark of a tree.

The glass objects by Lars Hellsten are often inspired by nature, including these “bark” vases. These vases owe their name to the whimsical relief in the glass, which looks a lot like tree bark.

Lars Hellsten ,

born 1933, is a Swedish glass artist .

Hellsten was a designer at Skrufs glassworks from 1964 to 1972 and from 1972 at Orrefors glassworks . He has made several public embellishments, including for hotels and hospitals. Hellsten is represented at the National Museum in Stockholm.

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