two glass sculptures "Klot över kon", Orrefors, Sweden 1954.
Clear glass, height 51,5 and 53,5 cm.
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
3 960 - 4 950 EUR
Received as a 40th birthday present in 1960, thence by descent.
Kerstin Wickman (ed), "Orrefors, Etthundra år av svensk glaskonst", compare the model illustrated, photographed by John Selbing, p 76, the largest one of these sculptures, height 45,8 cm.
John Selbing (1908-2001) played for many years an important role for Orrefors as the company's photographer. In the early 1950s, he also designed some sculptures of thin glass in geometric shapes of which these "Klot över kon" are the most famous. Originally, they were composed as a group of three sculptures of different heights. In 1961 came the similar "Cylinder över kon".
When is the viewing and auction?
Bukowskis Modern Art + Design
Viewing 5 – 9 May, Bukowskis, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm.
Auction 10 – 11 May, starts 1 pm, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm.