Offered here is a modernist Scandinavian block ice sculpture of an abstract Elephant.
A very rare art glass piece signed: Hellsten Skruf H10 and marked 1-1
This is a handmade piece of abstract Swedish Art Glass by designer Lars Hellsten. Manufactured and sold by Skruf Glasbruk. A source in Stockholm has identified these as prototypes and produced in very limited quantities. Our research shows that to be a fact.
Size: Approximately 3 1/4" X 3 1/4"
Condition: Excellent with no signs of use... Mint!
About the artist:
Lars Hellsten studied sculpture and ceramics at the College of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm and worked originally for Skruf. He joined Orrefors in 1972 at a time when Swedish glassmaking was reinventing itself structurally, technologically, and artistically. Playing an integral role in that period of creative change, Lars brought new ideas in design and new techniques in glassmaking as well as revitalizing older processes. Lars Hellsten's artistic vision and technical innovation have made him one of the modern masters of glass designers. There is a hand-engraved signature & numbering on the base... 'Hellsten Skruf H10 2-3.
Lars Hellsten designed for the Swedish firm Skruf in Skruv, Sweden between 1952-1972, we believe this sculpture was made mid-late 1960's.
Scandinavian Elephant Ice Sculpture by Lars Hellsten