"Celestial globe"
  • Title"Celestial globe"
  • Technique/ MaterialEngraved glass, mounted in pewter
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x diam) 53 x 39 cm
  • DatingManufactured 1929 - 1930
  • Artist/Maker Design: Edward Hald, Swedish, born 1883, dead 1980
    Manufacturer: Orrefors glasbruk, Orrefors, Sweden
  • CategoryApplied art and design, Glass
  • Inventory No.NMK 142A/1930
  • AcquisitionGift 1930 Alice Wallenberg
  • Description
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    This celestial globe is engraved with the twelve signs of the zodiac. Glass engraving was an almost forgotten technique when Orrefors revived the method in the 1910s. Simon Gate and Edward Hald won great international acclaim, enabling the glassworks to start a school for engravers. At most, there were 36 engravers working at the factory at the same time. Hald’s globe was made for the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930. It is a magnificent finale to the heyday of engraved glass in the 1920s