For your consideration, a massive art deco style Stromberg "Dancing Skater" etched vase by Gunnar Nylund and R. Strand. Signed "Stromberg" "Gunnar Nyland" "R. Strand" "8062/" (or "S062/") this exceptionally large crystal vase measures 19cm tall, 16cm across at widest, 7cm deep, and weighs 7lbs. This fine work features a dancing skater on a clear crystal field; the trails left by the dancer's skates are artfully circling the vase on all sides. The piece is in excellent condition, with no chips and only the most minor vintage wear. Circa 1960's.
Asta Stromberg was the wife of Eric Stromberg, who bought the business from his father's estate. Eric himself died in 1960 and Asta ran the business until it was sold in 1976 following a serious fire in the factory. I would have expected that "A.S." indicated the engraver who would therefore have been Asta Stromberg herself. Rune Strand designed for Stromberg in the 1960s before moving on to Sea Glasbruk. The fact that both Asta and Rune have their names on the piece documents the work as collaboration.
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