A fine, beefy, facet-cut vase by Orrefors. It's a very Deco/Art Moderne shape, dating from the 1930s; it's an octagonal shape, with four major faces and four minor faces. It's not purely planar, the sides swell slight and get wider towards the top.
The front face is engraved with a large image of a galleon-type sailing ship under full sail on a rolling sea, with seagulls overhead. This vase is important because the engraving was designed and executed by Swedish designer Vicke Lindstrand. Lindstrand worked for Orrefors between 1930 and 1943, which gives a good date range for this vase.
It's 6.875" tall by 5" wide by 4" deep at the top.
Condition: wear to the polished bottom, including some deeper scratches. There are also a couple of scratches on the sides, and a couple of minor nicks on the bottom corners where the panels come together. Orrefors' crystal is quite soft and it's hard for a big heavy piece like this to survive seven or eight decades without some wear and tear.
Mark: engraved: "Offefors. Lindstrand 2835/2566 B.7" followed by a cypher. The signature runs in a circle around the interior of the polished pontil. The presence of the pontil also indicates an early 20th century date for this piece; after the war, a vase like this would just have a flat-polished bottom.
It is a really nice piece of Swedish Modernism, showing how advanced the glass designers and artists at places like Orrefors were in the 1930s, and how they influenced companies in other companies in the following decades.
Item ID: 3847