This is a quirky piece of mid-century Swedish Glass.
It takes the form of a large sculptural model of a Viking Warrior.
It has its original Skruf Glass label on the side and has an etched signature Hellsten, Skruf.
These pieces of Brutalist sculptural works were designed by Lars Hellsten.
Lars Hellsten studied sculpture and ceramics at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and joined Orrefors in 1972. He brought new ideas in design and new techniques in glassmaking as well as revitalizing older processes.
His artistic vision and technical innovation made him one of the modern masters of glass design.
Hellsten is represented at the National Museum in Stockholm, Röhsska in Gothenburg, the Museum of Art and Design in Oslo, the Corning Museum of Glass in the USA, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto.
My lovely Viking Warrior is in excellent condition with no damage.
He is a larger example - measuring some 14.7 cm (5 3/4 inches) in height. At the widest point, he is 13 cm and he has a depth of 5.5 cm.
Unpacked he weighs 1.5 kg. This is a fair price for one of these largest signed models. The smaller issues are a good bit cheaper.
Due to its weight, sadly this lovely piece of glass is for UK posting only. Hoping to be able to post to you for £4.95 - if I can this is for Royal Mail Recorded Postage and it will be applied the checkout.