Here is a stylish crystal perfume bottle by Orrefors. This classically cut bottle is adorned by a delicate stopper..
Dimensions: Approximately 9.2 cm (3 ½ in) in height.
Signature: « Orrefors Sweden » label and « Orrefors » script signature on base.
Condition: Very Good. No cracks, chips or repairs. Some residue inside bottle and minor scratches to base.
A Note About the Manufacturer:
Orrefors glassworks was founded in 1898 in a place that had iron works since 1726.
In the beginning, Orrefors was probably called Orrafors. The glassworks were by a lake called Orranäsajön in Sweden. The name of the lake provided the first part of the name. The industry was close to streaming water to benefit from the water power. In Swedish, rapid streaming water is called "fors". Put Orra and Fors together, and you get the name Orrafors, which turned into Orrefors.
The iron foundry of the region was eventually abandoned as it grew less and less lucrative; meanwhile the forestry industry thrived. To use all labour and leftover wood from the region, the glassworks were founded. The successful glassworks eventually attracted talented craftsmen and pioneering artists.
During the 1930's and 40's the desire to experiment was great and many new fascinating techniques were used and further developed by Orrefors.
Since 1987, art glass is only produced according to the designs of contemporary artists. The decision to produce only contemporary designs has lead to a surge in new artistic thinking and increased technical brilliance.